My sister and I grew up watching a lot of T.V. One of our go to shows at the time was a show about a blended family called “The Brady Bunch.” We may all be familiar with the show and how it gave so many of us a false ideal on what it is really like to blend a family.
Both Dan and I came from previous marriages, and I brought in two children into our relationship. Although Dan did not have children from his first marriage, the dynamics of our family remain complex and challenging. Blending a family takes a lot of patience, understanding, compassion and love. There is no one right way to make it work. Dan and I have been having an ongoing discussion about the dynamics of our family and what we have discovered is that it is a constant fluid of change, rather than a static rigid dynamic.
Dan and I don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to how we blend our family, but what seems to be working the best for us is open communication. So I am always researching, discussing, and contemplating about this topic. So when I write about this topic, it will be brutally honest.