Blended families are prominent throughout the U.S. Statistics say that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, and about 50% of children live with one biological parent and a stepparent. Navigating conflicts in blended families can be extra challenging. Here are some tips to help prevent and resolve conflict.
My husband and I have five kids, who mean the world to us. They have always enjoyed each other’s company and have been close. Recently, my 23-year-old son Michael, married Anna, who is 20. Since high school he has lived away, attending college in another state, and then living in Europe. We have always been close; when he was away, he used to call me several times a week.