Blended Family Advantages and Disadvantages

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A blended family is the active merging of stepfamily members into the family unit.

In other words, when a stepfamily enters into another family unit, there is a desire from the parents or grandparents to bring the families together socially.

Even if the head of the families has a positive attitude in joining together distinct families, there are advantages and disadvantages to this type of family cohesion.

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  • In a blended family that functions well, children have more relatives to support, teach and love them. [1]
  • When the mother remarries, economic conditions and standards of living often improve, if the total family income increases. [2]
  • A blended family may be more stable, secure and loving, especially when children previously experienced domestic violence, neglect or child abuse.[3]


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