Stepparent Survival Skills
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3. Emphasize teamwork.
You want your new family to feel like a unit, like together you can take on the world. This can mean different things. While some families want to change their last name to reflect the new blend, it’s not always a possibility. “Establish that you are a family no matter what anyone calls you,” Brandmeyer advises. “Names don’t matter, as long as you are all on the same page,” Lintvedt adds. At the end of the day, feeling like a team starts with the parents, so do your part to set your new family up for a big win.
For more: Marcelle Soviero tells her story about her wedding day, when two families blended into one.