By Edward and Sharon Douglas
When two families come together through remarriage, there is plenty of room for difficulty. Children may react negatively; an ex-spouse may become a problem; the marriage relationship itself may become strained. That’s why it’s important to establish an agreement at the beginning of your marriage. This list of 21 items may seem overwhelming to you. In that case, make an effort to take three or four of these items and establish an agreement for you family based on those.
The following are a few suggestions:
This agreement should be formalized based on your unique situation. It should be discussed and updated periodically as circumstances change.
From the book The Blended Family by Edward and Sharon Douglas. Printed with Permission.