Different types of blends mean different types of factors need to be considered.
In some situations, one adult in the relationship has children and the other doesn’t, until they have a child together. Other situations see both adults having children and two already established family units having to blend. Some families see one adult having a number of children with as many other parents and the children have a number of half-siblings.
Where people live, and who lives with who will vary depending on the situation and the reasons for the family of origin not being a unit will be different, delicate and often fuelled with a lot of unprocessed and undiscussed emotion, which will all in turn influence the dynamic of the new blended family.
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