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