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Blended families are almost as prevalent as nuclear families today in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau (2019) indicates that approximately half of all first marriages end in divorce. Sixty-five percent of those families that remarry have adolescent children living with them. A blended family marriage abruptly brings two families together along with engrained loyalties, parenting styles, boundaries and rules.

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Can't stop fighting?

Repeat offenses are hard to recover from. Have you ever thought, "here we go again"? Studies show that previous negative, stressful, and traumatic interactions, especially from childhood, create negative emotional memories in our brain. When we fight; it may trigger a reminder of a painful memory. This tends to intensify our reaction. We may over-react and have a huge blow up with our spouse or under-react by shutting down and walking away. Neither one will bring reconciliation.

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