NEW SERIES FOR ESTRANGED PARENTS
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Coming into a step family or blended family can be a challenge for every member of the new family. The main thing to remember is that you are not there to replace the old family and its members. You are simply coming together to form a new family that may have separate values or traditions than the previous families.
Having children opens a whole new area of your relationship. Make sure to work as a team to raise the child and doing house work. If one partner is bearing most of the responisbilites, it can make for a very stressful atmosphere which can be negative for the baby as well as the couple’s relationship.
Make sure you talk with your spouse about core values that you would like to bestow to your child. Talk through disagreements and find solutions to any oppositions who may have in regards to the issue.
WHEN PARENTS HURT: Al Roker and Hoda Kotb interview Dr. Coleman on the topic of parents who have been cut off by their grown children.