Here is a post from somebody who has lived through the “blended family” experience as a child.
I appreciate her honesty, I really do. There is a lot there that is very open. However, her evaluation of her step-sisters distressed me. As I read her post, pictured myself as one of her step-sisters and could relate to feeling the way she described them.
Just read it and you will see themes that I’ve been talking about here.