Apr 11, 2019
It’s hard enough to manage the dynamics of one family, not to mention doing it as a blended family! From different preferences, to habits, to diets, to bedtimes, to personalities – the list goes on – when two families become one it adds a whole new set of challenges to the ones you’ve already got.
Creating a happy and healthy family unit requires work, dedication, and major commitment – whether it’s your first, second, or third rodeo. That’s why it’s so important to anticipate the common feelings that may come up and challenge the success of your blended family.
Today, we’ve got a list of eight feelings that you’ll probably feel at some point during your blended family experience – and, by the way, they’re normal. But, if you don’t acknowledge and move past them, it could be detrimental. Listen in to hear how resentment, ego, needing control, lacking grace, jealousy, unfairness, faking it, and giving up can ruin your blended family – and learn how to move past these things to reach a happier family unit.
01:30 – 07:00 – Introducing today’s topic: Why blended families don’t work
07:00 – 11:00 – Resentment and ego
11:00 – 16:00 – Let go of needing control and give grace
16:00 – 27:30 - Get over jealousy, keep things fair, and don’t fake that it’s easy
27:30 – 30:00 - Giving up on making it work
30:00 – 34:00 – There will always be ups and downs; be grateful for moments of growth