Balancing holidays and the blended family



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One of the trickiest things to negotiate in a divorce is holidays and how kids will spend time with each parent.

It is an area where I see the most negativity arise between divorced couples and it becomes even harder when new partners and stepchildren are added to the equation.

I was part of a blended family growing up and I saw the two extremes in the households where my biological parents lived.

On one hand, my siblings and I felt like strangers, and it got even worse once we had children.

We were allotted a short visit at Christmas and knew that the stockings with our names on them were coming down the second we left in favor of the biological children of our stepparent

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