Blended-family testimony: we still feel like two families

Here is a post from somebody who has lived through the “blended family” experience as a child.

Ordinary Blended Family

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.


Author: everybodysdaughter

I'm an adult child of divorce, having been raised in multiple divorce/remarriage situations. I originally started writing here to shed light on the problems of divorce from the perspective of the child. I gradually started writing about the Catholic faith, and the blog probably is more of that at this point. However, there is overlap between the two, since the "shape" of the family is a triangle, which is a reflection of the Holy Family and the Holy Trinity.

2 thoughts on “Blended-family testimony: we still feel like two families”

  1. Thank you for comment. I read that blog entry a couple dozen times before I decided to go ahead and post it. Because yes, it distressed me as well how I see my step-sisters, then and now. There is no way for me to know what they were feeling as our family walked the blending exercise. We did not communicate, then or now. So, I can only write what I was feeling, and what I perceived from them. Both are decidedly negative, which is unfortunate as I am sure that all of us have something of value we should have been sharing all these years.

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