Boundaries in a Stepfamily
As a stepmom that word makes me cringe. It’s something that’s taken for granted before finding yourself in a stepfamily: the ability to always see, know, and understand someone’s boundaries.
I have no doubt that it’s also difficult on the other end as the parent sending your child over to your ex’s blended home.
The thing about boundaries is that they usually aren’t given much thought until after one is crossed, and the emotional response that can follow the perceived overstepping is often immediate and intense.