Yes, I am part of a blended family and in no way is it what I would have expected. It is a daily struggle in one way or the other. There is the ex to deal with, there is authority issues, scheduling issues, issues at the holidays, etc. You can't even plan something for the weekend without checking with a bunch of people. Then there are the arguements, the resentments and hurt feelings that come along as well. Not to mention everyone's baggage, even the kids. If I knew then what I know now, I probably would have said Oh, No, this is not for me. I would suggest to anyone to think very long and hard if presented with the same situation. It is a huge commitment.
at 6:47 PM on Mar. 29, 2011