Blended Families

Despite what watching the Brady Bunch might tell you, becoming part of a blended family isn’t as easy as it looks.Blended Families

Blended families – where one of the parents has remarried and the children in the family have a new step-parent – are common in Australia. Accordingly, there will be a number of hurdles to surmount, which will require time and patience to work through – not always possible, given that young children are often involved:

  • Children may grieve over the loss of the previous parental relationship.
  • Children may not know where they fit in within the structure of the new family arrangement.
  • New family relationships will need to be negotiated and differences in family culture(s) may become apparent.

Adjusting to life within a blended family is a complex issue, and can be fraught with pitfalls. If you feel that the problems are outweighing the benefits, it may be time to talk to Peter Winter. He can help you smooth out the bumps, by suggesting strategies to navigate the problems that may arise within the new family arrangement.

Becoming part of a stepfamily can be tricky to start with, but with Peter Winter’s help, it can become an enriching positive experience for all involved. Talk to Peter today.

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