In her book, “Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t,” Patricia Papernow, EdD, discusses the five common challenges that a stepfamily can face and offers some straightforward guidance to help address them.
It’s good to ask, “What can I expect when my partner and I marry and we blend our two families together?” When blending two families together expect there will be an adjustment period for everyone in the family. Here is a quick glance at how to plan for blending two families together.
Life is definitely not fair. This is a well-known fact. You probably heard an adult tell you this when you were a kid. Things very often do not turn out the way we planned or hoped. Often times, we must develop an alternate plan or goals for ourselves.