Whether you're dealing with a high conflict ex, behavioral problems from the kids, or if you're just feeling like you don't belong, it can be difficult to figure out how to address what's happening in your family.
Whether you’re a stepparent, primary or “bio” parent, divorced mom or dad, or anyone in a stepfamily, you know “blending” isn’t as easy as the word sounds.
It takes time, patience, and constant effort and healing.
Even the healthiest of successful stepfamilies take 4-7 years to blend. If you’re dealing with extra drama and difficulties, it can take longer and feel like you’re never going to get there.
There’s no “easy” button for smoothing out the wrinkles in your stepfamily, but we do have some ironing tips (and lots more puns where that came from).
The 10 habits contained in the following pages will help you deal with the conflict and chaos of stepfamily life so you can actually enjoy the people around you rather than constantly trying to figure out how to manage drama, deal with stress, and constantly wonder where you fit into your blended family equation.