I Love a Happy Blending

These days, blended families are becoming the new normal. A woman, married or not, may live with a man and children where the children are a product of a previous relationship.

Some people manage it well. I remember reading in Vanessa Williams book that she has a big Thanksgiving dinner every year with all her ex-husbands and children–and it’s not awkward!

In this clip, former NFL player Deion Sanders has lunch with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. They talk about their children and their mutual respect for each other and their common denominator, Tracey Edmonds (Deion’s girlfriend and Babyface’s ex-wife and mother of their children). [Click here if you cannot view video below.]

 

But sometimes things don’t go quite as smoothly.

In my new book, Ending the Blame Game, I talked with “Cory,” who learned from his young son that his son’s mom planned to have her boyfriend move in.
She never mentioned it to Cory. So he arranged a respectful meeting with the boyfriend, much like the one in the video above. You’ll have to read my book to see what happens then.

What do you think? Should you have a convo with your child’s other parent if their significant other moves in (remarriage or cohabiting)?