Joining families takes time, so it is important to be patient and manage your expectations. Your kids might not be fully adjusted and on board right away, and that’s okay. It’s normal for kids to feel uneasy or uncertain during this transition, so give them some time and let them know that you and your partner are there to support them!
You may also realize that your blended family may not look exactly like you expected. Be open to redefining your expectations and be willing to adapt as your family grows and changes over time! As time goes on, continue to work towards building stronger and healthier relationships and approach your new family with an open mind and open heart! With time, you will become stronger and more connected.