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Blended Family Tips and Challenges to Overcome Them

A blended family, also known as a stepfamily, is a family unit composed of two people with children from previous relationships coming together to start a new family. 

In this story, we will lay out the most common challenges faced by couples and children in blended families, including issues related to blended family finances and techniques to resolve them successfully. 

Parents in this category face the challenge of quickly adapting to their role as step-parent and building a new relationship with their partner’s kid(s). 

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Relationships With Ex-partners 

Biological parents have a right to be involved in their children’s lives, but this can cause tension and strained relationships with your new spouse.

Parental Insecurities

Watching your step-children not accept you like they love their biological parents can breed resentment and insecurity, as step-parents may compare themselves to biological parents.

If both spouses enter the marriage with their biological kids, both sets of children may be concerned about living together and sharing parental attention.

Step-sibling Rivalry

There is bound to be competition between kids in a blended family, potentially resulting in bitterness and resentment.

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