It’s Not Personal
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A young woman whose mom had remarried told me, "I really love my stepdad now but early on I was completely against him. Please understand it wasn't him but rather the idea of him I had to get used to." When the ingredients of a blended family are thrown together, the adults need to remember that what feels like resistance or rejection of the stepparent is sometimes just adjustment to more change. It's not always personal. So be longsuffering and have lots of grace for one another.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
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