I Have a Blended Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 165 People

    Real Life Brady Bunch?

    Hi everyone - Sorry for the intrusion, but I am reaching out to this community in search of the REAL stories of blended families today, for a new television series to air on a major cable network. If your blended family is the real life Brady Bunch (or maybe the...
    SirensCasting SirensCasting
    May 4, 2009

    My Hubby Loves Me ... Loves Me Not ???

    We are a blended family with three children and a live-in maid. My husband has 2 children, son and daughter both in their teens from his deceased wife and I was a single mother with 1 son just turned 21. We've been married for 6 years and our marriage is challenging and I think...
    blendalion blendalion
    1 Response Oct 28, 2011

    So I'm new here, I'm also new to the blended

    family thing. My boyfriend met my son over a year ago, he was only 8 months old when he first met him. Their relationship is fine. Recently we introduced his 6 year old daughter to the mix. I am REALLY struggling. Not with the kid, but with my boyfriend. He constantly...
    AJC6601 AJC6601
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2014

    I Want This To Work But I'm At A Lost As To "how" To Do It!

    I'm newly married, just under a year to a man who has been married 3 times prior and has 2 children with each ex. I have two children myself but with only 1 father. My children's dad became very ill during our divorce 6 years ago and has been brain dead for the last 5. Sadly for...
    nothisfirstbuthopefullyhislast nothisfirstbuthopefullyhislast
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2012

    I Love My Blended Family

    I meet my husband now through my ex husband. I was married to my ex at the time and my husband now was married at the time. Me and my ex split up and moved on with our life's . My husband now he lost his late wife 6 years ago. She was my bestfriend. We got to together a year...
    handysbabygurl handysbabygurl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2013

    I married my husband 8 1/2 years ago.

    I came into the relationship with a 5 year old son. My son is now 16 and I also have 2 daughters with my husband who are 4 and 6. The relationship between my son and my husband has never been good but over the last couple of years it's become so bad that I think we should...
    kandrb kandrb
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2014

    I do I have 3 biological living children (I

    have a son who died at 4), 2 adopted children and 4 stepchildren. It makes a houseful but I love everyone of them. They range from 15 to 17 months. Also my oldest daughter has a son of her own. Plus her husband that mean 13 people in our house. I wouldn't have it any other...
    redneckwoman33 redneckwoman33
    31-35, F
    Dec 11, 2015

    My fiancé is the primary custodian of his

    daughter Baylee. Her Mom lives one state over and is supposed to visit Baylee once a month and then has her 2 months of the summer, they trade holidays. It always seems that when Baylee comes home after being with her Mom she is a little terror. Shawn’s ex tends to give...
    RoosMom RoosMom
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2014

    My Rollercoaster Ride...

    I have 2 kids from a marriage of 17 1/2 years.  My daughter was 14 & my son was 11 when I left their dad.  There was no love, respect, not a care at all in our relationship anymore.  He said it was his medication he was taking (prozac) that caused him to not...
    bratgrl2662 bratgrl2662
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 13, 2008

    I have been in a relationship

    for 6 years to a man with three kids from a previous relationship. We had a child 4 years ago. He works in one town. I went on mat leave and moved to that town. We bought a house there. I decided to go back to my job in the other town. For the last few years I have been...
    shortend shortend
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2014

    Becoming a Blended Family and Surviving?

    I hear so man stories about successful blended families, and so many about even more heartache.... because the two parents didn't decide on groundrules, communication and the "plan" before they all moved in together.   I am SO frustrated right now I...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2009

    Ahhh What Do I Do?

    Ok, so my boyfriend and I have been together for 2 1/2 years now, and we were planning on getting married... I knew going into this relationship that he has 3 kids with 2 different women. his 8 year old daughter he doesn't see at all and I have never seen him take initiative to...
    itsme44 itsme44
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2011

    Difficult Partner To Talk To About His Stepdaughter MY Biological Daughter.

    Hi my name is Nicole I have to girls a 5 yr old and a 11 month old I'm in a relationship with the 11 month old's father my 5 yr old's father and I have been seperated since she was 2 yrs old so bringing my story back to today me and my boyfriend have been together for 2 yrs now...
    Nicolefebruary Nicolefebruary
    Apr 26, 2013

    Extended Family Issue!

    !! Please feel free to give any advice or suggestions!!! I will be married in 60 days to my perfect match. I have 2 sons from previous who are 8 & 10 and we have a 2 year old daughter together. My sons bio father has not been active in their lives and while we were still...
    arentweallcrazy arentweallcrazy
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2014

    New. Please Help With My Teen & Blending Families.

    First-Thank You all so much for taking time out to help me out. Here is my Story- I was married for 16 years to an abusive partner(Verbal-Emotional-Physical) Very aggressive personality. Recently, 7 Months ago He walked out on me & our three children (21-18-13). My 18 yr old...
    williamsa40 williamsa40
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2012

    My Distant Daughter, Breaking My Heart

    I am in a new blended family (he moved in with his 2 kids) Oct. 2012. I have 2 teenagers, his are 4 and 8. We are only all together for 1 week of every month and then we have my kids for a week and his kids for a week and then no kids for a week. My daughter (13) seemed to be ok...
    distraughtmother distraughtmother
    1 Response Mar 12, 2013

    Blended Family With An Overbearing Mother Involved, Help!!

    I live with my boyfriend, we have been together for 2 1/2 years and decided in Jan to move in together because it was silly to pay for 2 places. I am the mother of 4 children with a dad that has wanted nothing to do with them for the past 6 years. He is the father of 2 and has...
    frvr24fn frvr24fn
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2012

    Caught In The Middle

    I am going on 4 years with my other half and he has 3 kids from previous relationships and they are all grown and live where he grew up...We see them once a year. I have an older daughter (out on her own) and my 12 year old that lives with us. We also have a son together who is...
    Tishkaymardyl Tishkaymardyl
    1 Response Apr 16, 2012

    What To Do With An Adult Spoiled Child

    I have been a part of this mans life for 4 years. WE are in our 50's and 60's. He has an adult daughter that was born deff. She is in her mid 40's and acts 2. She acctually stomps her foot to get her way. She works, is married (Not a good marriage) has 2 children 18 & 21 (so...
    snoozin1957 snoozin1957
    1 Response Feb 28, 2013

    It's Complicated

    I have a blended family. i have a 12 yr old son he has a daughter in her 30 we went to school together. his wife is in a nursing home in a commatose type state. he and i have a 4 yr old son. his daughter has 2 girls. we can't get married thats complicated. His daughter and i didn...
    brasm079 brasm079
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2011

    I love my step children

    but I honestly can't wait for the day that I can go to visit them and put the silverware away upside down, put the dirty dishes in the sink and not the dishwater, put away clean dishes where they don't go, have them clean the dinner table while I go couch potato it, take my...
    Sagittarius77 Sagittarius77
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2016
    VSantiag1014 VSantiag1014
    Jun 24, 2011

    I have two sons. One died at age 18 in 2005 in

    a car accident. My other son is 22, university graduate living and working in Manhattan. My husband has 2 daughters, 14 and 17 with 2 different mothers. My ex died in 2006. My husband never married first mother and she is a narcissist and has tried every parental alienation...
    delo10 delo10
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2013

    Father Rewards Disrespectful Daughter While Neglecting His Partner

    I met my boyfriend while he was in the last stages of his divorce.  I have a 17year old daughter and he has a 15 year old daughter.  I moved in wth my boyfriend cause we both cared for eachother and wanted to make a go of it.  He was going through financial difficulties...
    VSantiag1014 VSantiag1014
    1 Response Jun 24, 2011

    Trouble Between My Wife And My 10 Yr Old Son.

    My wife and I have been married for 3 years. I have 3 children from previous marriage and my wife has 2. All kids have gotten along until recently. Problems usually happen between my 10 yr old son and my 10 yr old step son. But the main reason I joined this group is because...
    namkyoo98 namkyoo98
    Apr 11, 2012

    Blending Different Types Of Families

    My boyfriend and I recently moved in together. He has 5 children and I have 1, and we both have split 50/50 custody so all of the children are with us at least half of the week.Our children have been raised completely different and live completely different lifestyles and for...
    paisley5 paisley5
    1 Response Jun 20, 2011


    Hey, sorry I am new to this, where do we chat ?
    Melbourne1 Melbourne1
    Apr 26, 2012

    My Hubby Loves My Kids

    I met my husband a month after my kids dad (my husband) died. My son was three and my daughter was five. He had a nine year old daughter, who lived with her mother in another state. We married a year later, and he has always treated my children as his own. His daughter was 16 the...
    honeydewmom honeydewmom
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2012

    I have a beautiful blended family.

    I am a stepmother to my husbands biological seven year twin boys and we have two kids, a boy and girl, two and eight months. When I first met my husband and found out he had kids, I didn't want to see him again, but it worked out fine, and I'm glad. It can be a circus at home...
    Glowygirl Glowygirl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2015

    It's a struggle. My wife

    and I have a one year old son but I have a five year old daughter from my first marriage, and she has a ten year old son from a previous relationship. Getting all the kids together for a complete family experience is rarer than we wish and the wife and I are always fighting...
    FallingThroughLife FallingThroughLife
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

    Blended Family

    Been in blended family for many years. Steps don't care for me. We both have kids, mine get along well with my spouse. I would not allow them to treat a person with such disregard. We don't have major kid issues as far as discipline we simply just co-exsist. My spouse and I...
    Hardt7 Hardt7
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2012

    Does What She Wants

    i have two boys 10 and 14, my step daughter is 14 a few months older than my son. My boys have there chores ...clean there room pick up after themselfs and dishes. Well the daughter never had to do that before and feels like she is a slave, so when i tell my boys to pick up their...
    mommywhy mommywhy
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2010

    Buckling Under Pressure.

    I am 37 married for less then a year but in my relationship for almost eleven years. My husband's daughter moved in with us when she was eleven, she is now fifteen. My youngest sister came to live with us two and a half years ago, she is now seventeen. I have one child, a son...
    tmatthew tmatthew
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2011

    Not Sure Where To Start!

    I have been in a relationship for two years. I have four kids and he had none. There are several things that happened at the start of our relationship that I am sorry that I let happen and forgave. My significant other has made some changes as I and we decided we would leave the...
    Beingrealistic Beingrealistic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2012

    This is a second marriage

    for my husband. We both have two children from previous relationships and one daughter together. My husband was able to adopt my two kids and we have 50/50 custody of his children. We started spending time together when his ex-wife decided out of the blue that she wanted a...
    confidenz confidenz
    31-35, F
    Mar 29, 2016

    Blended Families Not Always Roses and Sunshine

    I have been married for 9 years on June 11th.  I came into the relationship with 2 children my son was 7 and my daughter 10 I had been married 8 years and my husband 18 years.  My husband came in with 2 biological children a girl 8 and a son 18, and then he had twin...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2008


    HiI have a 15 year old son and my partner of 5 years has 2 boys 11 and 7.We do not live together at present.I am concerned about co-habitating as I strongly disagree with her parenting style.Pls connect
    Melbourne1 Melbourne1
    Apr 26, 2012
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