This group is for mixed household families, step-families, multiple marriage/partnership families and other non-traditional family groupings.
What has being part of this special kind of family taught you? What advice would you give a new couple falling in love or settling down together that will make their journey easier?
My advice would be to remember to let the non biological parent know their efforts are appreciated and don't go unnoticed occasionally. You quickly fall into a pattern of every day life and all the little things they do can easily be taken for granted, but shouldn't be.
What would you say?
1. This is just an online forum to begin with- people will post what they want, how they want and they do. A lot of us are either looking for advice or just to vent. We're not bad people by any means.
2. Not all of us hate our step kids. Like I mentioned above- this is an online forum- we come here mostly to vent and get our frustrations out with other people who are in similar situations. Just because you read one post where it's venting about our step kids doesn't mean we are horrible step parents. No different than venting to our moms or our girlfriends.
3- We are here to offer advice or are seeking advice. There's no reason to be rude when offering some, most people in here understand not everyone is going to agree with them 100% but that doesn't mean you need to attack anyone either.
4- If you honestly don't like what someone has posted move on, no need to start unnecessary drama, we have enough of that going on in our everyday lives.
5- A lot of us have horrible hex's and that's the main reason for so many problems within our blended families. If you've been blessed with a good hex consider yourself lucky, 95% of us would like to trade with you.
6- If you do read a post from someone that you don't agree with, look at their previous posts and you will understand their situation a lot better. It gives you the bigger picture and hopefully will change your mind about how you feel about their particular post.
7- Lastly, like I mentioned above most of us get along great most of the time and we like it that way. Please don't start attacking others in here or people will report you. We're all just trying to make the best of our situations and get/give some advice. :)
We have his son 3 weekends a month.
We have my 2 kids mon-thurs.
How the hell do it as a family ans if not...
How do we make certain kids miss out on getting the tree :/
We can't have his son during the week his moms is an hr away. And my kids dad won't let me take them at all for an Eve on a weekend.
Who misses out.
My rant about this is... dont expect me to love and treat her like my own if you're just going to help her overstep what I say. I just feel like im at a huge disadvantage like I dont really have the right to say anything.
Btw... new to the group just found it. Glad there's a blended group.