Why You Need a Blending Agreement for Your Blended Family

Blended or step-families come in all different shapes and sizes. The way that these unique families handle finances comes in just as many varieties. Some families go for the more traditional route of merging all financial matters into joint accounts and making all financial decisions together. Other families choose to keep everything separate and operateContinue reading “Why You Need a Blending Agreement for Your Blended Family”

Domestic Violence in the Blended Family

Most people feel as though it will never happen to them. That someone whom they love so much and are in such close proximity to would ever lay a finger on them. The truth is that it happens all too frequently. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men willContinue reading “Domestic Violence in the Blended Family”

When COVID-19 Strikes Your Blended Family

COVID-19 has taken the planet by storm! From a wild meat market in Wuhan, China all the way across the oceans in every direction. Its relentless force has all but brought the world as we once knew it to a screeching halt. There are not many corners of the earth from which this virus hasContinue reading “When COVID-19 Strikes Your Blended Family”

Blending Families When You Have Older or Adult Children

Older and adult children add a different dynamic to a blended family. They tend to have strong allegiances to their biological parents and are less likely to open up to the idea of welcoming a new parental figure so late in their lives. Sometimes they even feel threatened by the new marriage or serious relationship.Continue reading “Blending Families When You Have Older or Adult Children”

When the Past Creeps Up

Back in the day when I was young I’m not a kid anymore but some days I sit and wish I was a kid again (Song credit: Ahmad, Back in the Day). Has something either from your past or from your significant other’s past ever crept up and bit you in the ass? Maybe aContinue reading “When the Past Creeps Up”