Kristen - posted on 01/06/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hello all...happy new year! I too have a blended familly. My husband has a 5 1/2 year old from a previous marriage and we welcomed our own son to the world this past August. I love my blended family but could use some advice. No one has really taken the time to explain the divorce situation to my step-daughter? Her mom remarried when she was very young and thinks her stepdad is her real dad. My husband is as involved as he can be (his daughter lives 8 hours away) we get her at least one weekend a month and for longer periods when school is on break. I think the longer we wait the harder it will be for her to process as well as feeling lied to by the same people we tell her to trust. She is very smart and realizes that she has a unique family but she is also very curious. The books I have found deal with divorce happening now (they separated shortly after they found out they were pregnant) or puts alot of blame on the dad for the divorce. I have been looking for books that have a Christian spin letting her know God still loves her and her parents and that it's ok to now have 2 sets of parents. Any suggestions would be appreciated.