What is the success rate of blended families?
Blended families are hard on marriage About 40 percent of first marriages — and 60 percent of second marriages — end in divorce. When both spouses have children from a previous marriage, the divorce rate is 70 percent.
What is blending in a relationship?
A blended family or stepfamily forms when you and your partner make a life together with the children from one or both of your previous relationships. Some children may resist changes, while you as a parent can become frustrated when your new family doesnt function in the same way as your previous one.
Why is a blended family so hard?
Blending families is HARD! Blending families usually leaves some in the family without a voice (most often its the children). Children want to share their “truth” about blended families. This often leads to disagreements between the parents (now new spouses) and that can lead to tension in the new blended family.
Should a husband put his wife before his family?
A man should prioritize whoever he has committed to put first. If hes unmarried, that could be himself, his family, or his significant other. When youre married, however, there is an unspoken commitment that you will prioritize your partner and the family you might make together.