FamilyLife Blended® Minute
The Repair Myth
Have you ever made a decision and discovered it wasn't everything you hoped?
About the Guest
It is so easy to insert unrealistic hopes into our decisions and then experience disappointment. I keep hearing disappointment from parents in blended families because they thought marriage would repair or restore everybody's losses. Well, it doesn't. But that doesn't mean marriage was the wrong decision. You just had misguided hope within the decision. A stepfamily is not a repaired first family; it's a different family with its own challenges and rewards. Stress is not evidence of failure.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Have you ever made a decision and discovered it wasn’t everything you hoped?