Blended Families: The Challenges of Stepfamilies
The members not only lack a shared family history but also harbour different beliefs and opinions about life that may challenge those integrated in the fabric of the ex-family setup.
Children can be victims as they nurture feeling of being torn between two households.
Newly married couples in such families hardly get to live the honeymoon period and they have adjustment issues especially for the first two years.
The various challenges faced by blended families have been highlighted in the following discussion: