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Make Your Remarriage With Kids A Success

How to Make Your Remarriage with Kids a Success

Marriage the second time around can motivate both partners to put in more effort to keep the marriage exciting and long-lasting. This is your chance to make things better and get a second chance to make your family life happier.

A second marriage may put a strain on the existing family and kids involved. Not only are you entering a new relationship, but you’re also introducing a new family dynamic.

Even so, having kids should never pose an obstacle to getting remarried.

To successfully integrate your new family into your second marriage, your partner must be fond of children and willing to help make your new family unit work.

Kids can enhance a marriage and create a unique family setting for a second marriage and give meaning to the functions of your marriage. Communicate with your children to make sure they’re contributing to the success of your second marriage by being a cooperative and active family member. 

Incorporate Kids into The Marriage

New married couples should create an ample amount of family activities that include kid-friendly activities and events. Family vacations are the best way to find something for the whole family to enjoy while bonding.

Talk to your spouse and your kids to find a family activity everyone can appreciate and enjoy. Family events can be a perfect time to work on your new marriage and get the kids on board with adopting a new parent and/or siblings.

A team sport as a family is also a great way to help a new spouse and children bond as a family unit. Family time will assist in strengthening and encourage communication. 

If you have some unwilling older kids be sure to give them space to work things out on their own. Include them in activities, but be sure they have the freedom to choose how much they get involved.

Family Structure

It’s crucial to creating a family structure that will successfully work for the long-term. For example, give the kids time to share with their parents, and children should prepare for their parents to have some alone time.

The structure should also consist of what is acceptable or not as a family unit. Maybe interruptions in parent/child time will not be tolerated.

Make the rules clear and be sure everyone is ready to follow them. It’s essential everyone adhere to the family structure to successfully incorporate being a family and kids.

This will help children of any age adjust to their new family as well. Making kids work in a second marriage involves working on two relationships.

Your spouse should always play a significant role in the parenting plan. Remember, a remarriage involving children is a step-family can take a little more effort as well.

You can incorporate everyone into a second marriage by encouraging communication, adjusting your new family around everyone’s unique personality, and more. In fact, meeting with a family attorney or therapist can also help your new family’s health last a lifetime.

About The Author

Eileen O’Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger residing in Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.

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