Challenges of Blended and Step Remarried Families
They cannot. In remarriages, there are at least three types of “emotional baggage” that members carry into the new situation, complicating the dynamics. These are unresolved issues from:
- The families of origin of the spouses (to do with their parents and siblings),
- The first marriage
- The process of separation, divorce or death and the period between marriages (Carter and McGoldrick, 2005).