7 Incredible Tips for Living in a Blended Family ...

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As a child who grew up in one of the happiest homes imaginable, I certainly never thought I would be one day living in a blended family.

When you’re a child and your parents are incredibly happy together, the thought of things being different doesn’t even occur to you.

It certainly never did to me.

My parents were best friends for as long as I can remember.

At age 15, my world was turned upside down in every way possible when they separated due to some mistakes my Dad made.3

They later divorced when I was 18, and my Mom remarried when I was 24.

Though my parents were able to remain friends until my Dad passed away when I was 26, things were still never the same.

If you have ever had to adjust to living in a blended family, I understand that it can be one of the most difficult things imaginable.

I’m no expert, but read on for my tips below and see what I’ve learned along the way.2

1. Accept Things as They Are

A blended family is not easy, perfect, or expected, but it can end up being a blessing if you accept that life is about to change and a blended family is just one of the many major life changes you’ll encounter.

For some time, no matter how nice my step-dad was to me, I still held an inner grudge that made me bitter, hard and somewhat resistant to the change.

I was kind to him overall, but I still couldn’t accept that things had to be this way.

I knew my parents weren’t getting back together, but still had a hard time accepting things as they were.

It only made things worse on me and everyone else.

Accept that things are different and focus on where you want to go with your life, not what you can’t change.

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