Divorce, My Life, remarriage, Step Families

10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Before Blending a Family

10 Things I Wish I Would Have Been Told Before Blending a Family (social)

When Ty and I got married 4 ½ years ago we knew we were fighting an uphill battle. We knew things would be hard, but we never really knew how hard it would be to blend our newly formed family as one unit. There are 10 things I wish someone would have told us to prepare us for the new adventure we were embarking on!

 

 

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Marriage, My Life, remarriage

Cleave to Each Other

Learning to Cleave
As I walked up to the door I was nervous. I was meeting my future mother in law for the very first time. I knew she was concerned because we had only dated a short time. I had hoped she would like me that night to start our relationship off on a good note. I knocked on the door and the door opened. On the other side of the door was a perfectly dressed lady that looked like she had just stepped out of a Nordstrom catalog. The home was perfectly decorated as well. I smiled brightly and said, “Hi!” I recall her reaction as she observed my clothes I had carefully selected to wear that night and she with no smile at all responded, “Come in.”
I recall that night her not being very positive, but I kept giving her the benefit of the doubt that perhaps she was just as nervous as I was. Throughout the night she had made several comments that didn’t sit well with me about her disapproval of our upcoming marriage and if I really knew who I was marrying. I was young and naïve and shrugged them off determined to have a good relationship with her. In one study 80 percent of couple’s marriages end in divorce when their marriage does not have the support of the parents of who they are marrying.

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