How to Have a Healthy (and Happy) Blended Family

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1. Accept That Loss is Present

From the start, accepting loss as foundational to your new family creates a realistic mindset.

2. Allow Space for Painful Feelings and Conflicts

3. Recognize Differing Relationships

Ask your children what they want and respect their wishes.

4. Let Growth Emerge

The key is to let it emerge in its own time and its own way, rather than forcing anything.

5. Accept Mistakes


  1. Blended Family Statistics: A Deeper Look Into the Structure Family, LovetoKnow
  2. The American family today Parenting in America, Pew Research Center



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