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Bringing a new baby into a blended family home is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are many factors to consider when you choose to expand your family. There are steps you can take to make sure it is a smooth transition for everyone involved.

 

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Abuse can be very damaging to a blended family, because there are more lives at stake. Instead of worrying about one family, we now have two we have to be concerned about. There are different types of abuse, which are physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual.

 

There are many factors that determine why people become abusers, and why others become victims. Getting help is essential in order to live a happy peaceful life, and to ensure that your kids live a happy life as well.

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

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1-800-799-7233

 

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Website

1-800-422-4453

 

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Back in September we did the perspective series, a month long series focusing on the perspective of people in the blended family. However, we never took into account the perspective of a child in the blended family home. Oftentimes we overlook a child’s feelings because we are too busy worrying about our own relationship and situation. Some common feelings a child may experience while being part of a divorce or a blended family are

 

  • Feeling like a divorce is their fault
  • Wanting to know what really happened (why did my parents get divorced?)
  • Wondering why their parent is acting different
  • Wondering or hoping their parents will get back together
  • Feeling like they will be replaced by their new stepparent or step siblings
  • Struggling with feelings of not liking their new stepparent or step siblings
  • Feeling like they are not getting enough attention
  • Feeling like they don’t have a say in anything that is happening in their life

 

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This week, I answer some listener questions.

 

If you want to send me a question for a future show, please email to me, message me in facebook, or send me an audio file via speakpipe.

 

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