A blended family consists of two divorcees bringing themselves and their children from past marriages into one family unit. It is an opportunity for growth and connection, but it can also be daunting. There are tons of factors to consider when remarrying, especially when children of varying ages and upbringings come together.
There are methods of communication and leadership that may help the family and there are legal resources to help establish a foundation.
Communication and leadership
It is important to understand the nature of compromise when learning how your two families mesh. Taking responsibility as a stepparent allows you to be a good example. However, delegating responsibility to your new spouse or to your children may help each member realize how they play a part in growing as a family.
This also depends on the age of your children. Younger children may feel more accepting but more competitive for your attention. Teenagers may feel distant and even insecure with the big changes.
You want what is best for your and your spouse’s children. You also may know what kind of heartache and complication a divorce involves. This is where a prenuptial agreement steps in to give you and your spouse peace of mind.
A prenuptial agreement may help stipulate specific agreements between you two as well as benefits for your children. While this may seem complex, there are resources available to help you navigate it. With the right communication and documentation, you and your spouse may start things on a better foot.