Being part of blended families can be a difficult task. You have to deal with different ages, attitudes and personalities every day – not to mention the lack of privacy.
So, how do you deal with it? Well, you first have to come to an understanding with yourself that there are going to be other people living under the same roof as you.
Some things are going to be different and you’re just going to have to accept that. Once you do, you’ll be on the road to dealing with your new situation a lot bit better.
You may want to sit down and have a talk with your entire family on what you would like to happen. This way, you can express your wants and concerns and everyone else can pitch in their ideas.
Now, don’t go overboard and say things along the line of, “I want complete privacy.” That’s just not going to work.
If you have a big family, privacy is hard to come by, especially when little kids are concerned.
However, you can let your parents know that you would like for your things to be respected and that you would appreciate some “you” time once in a while.
You also have to respect everyone in the house. You’ve heard the phrase, “You’ve gotta give respect to get it.” That’s true all the way to the core.
You can’t expect others to take your feelings into consideration and respect you if you don’t give it in return.
You should try to get along with everyone in the house. If not, everyday will be a bad day. You’ll can’t wait to leave and will dread going back.
Establishing a relationship and getting along with everyone will take some time. You won’t see eye to eye on everything which is alright because there are different personalities in the household and you are bound to clash with someone eventually.
However, don’t let that be the reason why you walk around the house being a mute. You’ll just simply have to find a way to understand and communicate with everyone.
Blended families can be a struggle in the beginning. However, it’s not the end of the world. As long as you find a way to get along with everyone then you should be fine.
Although getting along with some of your new family members can seem difficult at first, I’m sure that you’ll get through it.
After all, they are family now and you should treat them as such. They may be around for a while.
Do you part of a blended family? How do you deal with it? Comment below and share your experience.