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Stepparents Bill of Rights

Ten essential principles for a blended family stepparents. 

1. I will be part of the decision making process in my marriage and family at all times.
2. People outside the immediate family, including ex-spouses, in-laws, or adult children cannot make plans affecting my life without my consent.
3. I will not be responsible for the welfare of children for whom I can set no limits.
4. I must be consulted about which children will live with us, when they can visit and how long they will stay.
5. I will not be solely responsible for housework, chores will be distributed fairly.
6. I will be consulted regarding all family financial matters.
7. Others may not violate my private space at home nor take or use my possessions without my permission.
8. I will never be treated as an “outsider” in my own home.
9. I will treat the members of my family with dignity and respect in turn I expect my spouse and stepchildren to treat me with respect.
10. OUR MARRIAGE IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY AND WE WILL ADDRESS ALL ISSUES TOGETHER.

Are there others?  Please leave a comment if there’s more.  Thanks.

Gerardo

 

2 comments

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