Many divorces within the blended family is the by product of deceit and unforgiveness.
The US Bureau of Census relates:
1300 new stepfamilies are forming every day.
Over 50% of US families are remarried or re-coupled.
The average marriage in America lasts only seven years.
One out of two marriages ends in divorce.
66% of those living together or remarried break up, when children are involved.
80% of remarried, or re-coupled, partners with children both have careers.
50% of the 60 million children under the age of 13 are currently living with one biological parent and that parent’s current partner.
The issue is if we never begin to deal with the baggage from our prior relationship you will enter into your new relationship deceiving yourself that the out come is going to be success. Eventually, you will have to go back and destroy that root.