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Liz Kalman
(the Danforth)
Blended Families
In a blended or step-family, one or both partners have a child or children from previous relationships. Their new family includes children from one or both of their first or subsequent households.

When families blend, parents and children are involved in a series of overlapping and interlocking group and personal dynamics that may require special attention.

Changes in individual family customs, rituals, dietary requirements, bedtimes, pocket money, pastimes and a host of similar matters may be sources of friction that a skilled therapist can help individuals in the family resolve.

Dealing with emotional and practical concerns may be particularly challenging in light of the inherent complexity of the relationships in a blended family.
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