Is your blended family having trouble figuring out the Thanksgiving break? Are you and your ex-spouse already arguing about the holidays?
The holidays are the toughest time of year for step families and blended families. Here are some tips that may help:
-stay rested and get enough sleep, don't over commit
-exercise and eat right
-start negotiating the holidays as early as possible with your ex-spouse
-maintain a positive attitude when talking with your ex-spouse.
-make sure you talk to your current spouse/mate before finalizing any holiday arrangements with your ex-spouse
If you need more help- check out The Blended and Step Family Resource Center, talk to a counselor, join a local support group.
Talk again soon,
Shirley Cress Dudley, MA LPC NCC
Director of The Blended and Step Family Resource Center