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The First Step to Blending a Family Ep: 110

Chances are good that members of this new blended family are experiencing different levels of trauma.



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What to Expect This Episode:


The Big Mistakes To Avoid When You Blend A Family: How To Make A Complicated Process Go More Smoothly.


After you make it through the trauma and turmoil of an abusive relationship and enter a healthy new relationship, you might find yourself facing the work of blending two families. Please don’t underestimate the difficulty of this. And it really is work… blending different families takes insight, effort, empathy and patience.


We’ve each been through it. So have many people in our community and we’d love to share some tips. One of the best things you can do right away… Always keep in mind that everybody involved is in a new place, a period of adjustment that makes life much different. This empathy and awareness that you demonstrate will not go unnoticed.


The “intentional work” you do can easily encourage others to do their own work, make their own contributions and take a proactive role in pulling two families together. There’s a lot for everyone to handle. Chances are good that members of this new blended family are experiencing different levels of trauma. Fortunately, there are ways to approach this and things you can do to prevent jealousies. You can help members of this new blended family avoid many of the inevitable misunderstandings and you can reduce a lot of the simmering tensions.


Here’s what to do so you can make the hard work of blending a family easier. Let’s spend a few minutes together to look at ways you can better understand and better guide this transition.


In this special podcast, you’ll find out…


How and when to address your non-negotiables.

What you and your partner can do to make sure you’re on the same page when it comes to kids’ discipline.

How to spend “intentional time” with children to cultivate a deep relationship. What to do to bridge the gap between 2 different parenting styles.


You’ll also get a special journaling pdf to help you and your partner work even more closely together to blend a family. xoxo Kierstyn and Tiffany


 

Listener Favorite Moments:


Something important to keep in mind about the adjustment period everyone in the blended family is going through.

Why you shouldn’t assume the blended family will be harder for the kids than for the parents.

Something good to do after the blended family has been together for a while. Why journaling is such a valuable practice.

How and when to communicate your non-negotiables.

How to handle the management of household finances.


 


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