Saturday, April 19, 2008

Stepfamilies may not blend

Many experts in the field do not like the popular term blended family. Most step families do not blend. Step families can develop close, meaningful relationship, but there will always be a difference between biological and step relationship. Since the step family is comprised of fragments from two or more traditional families, the conflicts are different, more complex. A different set of guidelines is needed to make it work. No matter what the experts say, it is not the traditional family, and the perplexities cannot be handled in the same way.

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