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Is marriage something everyone needs

Is marriage something everyone needs

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Most little girls grow up focused on finding the perfect white dress, a gorgeous location and venue, and a beautiful color scheme that everyone will remember. It has always been a joke that all little girls start planning their weddings from the moment they gain an understanding of what marriage is. Oddly enough, marriage was not something I thought about very often growing up. If I ever do end up getting married, I will be starting from scratch completely. Sure makes the idea of a no fuss elopement to Vegas sound very appealing. Cultural Pressure on Marriage Recent statistics of the divorce rate in the United States show that the divorce trend is closing in on the 50% mark. It is a curious idea that these little girls' dreams could be detrimental to the actual institution of marriag...
Childproof the house for a stepchild’s visit

Childproof the house for a stepchild’s visit

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One of the most important details to remember prior to a stepchild’s summer visitation or holiday visit with a non-custodial parent is to childproof the home for a child. Blended families with older children at home or who have moved out may need to make accommodations for a younger stepchild. Remarried couples who don’t have young children in the home may face additional challenges to create a safe home for visiting stepchildren. Create a Child-Friendly Home for Visits There are several ways to create a welcoming and child-friendly home. The first is to make sure that the home is safe with age-appropriate baby-proofing or safety products. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 3 million children receive unintentional injuries in the home each year, reports Jeannette Moninge...
Advice for step-parents and stepsibling relationships

Advice for step-parents and stepsibling relationships

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According to Family Education, over half of remarriages end in divorce. Merging families can trigger major issues for both parents and children. Challenges for Step-Parents If children spend the majority of their time with their birth mother or father, they may resent the intrusion of a stepparent on their precious time during visits with mom or dad The introduction of half-siblings as a result of the union between a parent and a stepparent can cause tensions and jealousies to erupt Children being wedged together from both sides of the family have to get used to built-in brothers and sisters as well as a new stepparent If the blending of the family involves a move or a change in schools, this can cause resentment as schedules and routines are disrupted If any parent or steppa...
Remarriage, elderly, step parenting guide from marriage management expert

Remarriage, elderly, step parenting guide from marriage management expert

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Marriage management expert says by the time a married person reaches his seventies or eighties, he normally has a large extended family. This will be comprised of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and their respective spouses and in-laws. When an elderly person’s partner dies and the surviving partner remarries, the effective size of the family can double. This can lead to complications and decisions about everything from birthday parties and Christmas to provisions in wills. Practical Help for Dealing With Reminders of Previous Partners Marriage management expert adds that when she enters an elderly couple’s family home, there is normally a strong presence of family photos and mementos on display. When remarrying, this is an area that will need to be discussed. Wil...