I don’t believe in “step” families, I believe in blended families. A blended family is one in which one or both partners came with bonus children. This isn’t something new. There has always been this type of family structure even before the increase in the divorce rate.
This is one of the more challenging relationships to make work, my loves, and the reason is NOT because it’s so difficult to find a partner.
It’s not at all.
There are a few challenges that get in the way of this working… If you can release limiting beliefs and fears in these areas you CAN have an amazingly happy family.
1. Fictional Stories
2. Factual stories
3. Loyalty conflicts
4. Other people
Let’s go into each of these in the next 6 posts!