A blended family is a family consisting of a couple and child/children from previous relationships. Most times we just call them step-families. Now, it is no secret that step families are a hot bed of friction. This however does not mean that the other kinds of families do not experience friction – they do. The structure of the step-family and the complex family relations that exists in step-families however makes them susceptible to friction and conflict. This makes it impossible to move forward especially if they are not resolved. Most couples and children in step families are stuck in a cycle of friction and conflict and are on the verge of giving up.
Last week we touched on three ways to minimize friction in your step family. Today we look at three more ways to minimize friction in your step family. These principles also apply to non-blended families. So whether you are in a blended family or not, read on. [Read more…]