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Don't Tell Your Father, Don't Tell Your Mother: A Major Mistake in Co-Parenting

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 03.04.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Regardless of the underlying meaning, or good intentions of the speaker, the end result still places an unfair burden on a child, who is now left holding the bag of secrets.

What Makes The 'Hard Work' Of Blending A Family Entirely Worth It

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.20.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

My Second Husband Almost Instantly Won Over My Little Boy -- Here's How

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.13.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

How To Keep Your Sanity As A Stepmom, From Someone Who's Been There

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.06.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

The Moment I Bonded With My Stepdaughter For Good

Heather Leiva | Posted 02.06.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

A biological parent can suggest it's dangerous to walk on those rocks, and be met with momentary disdain followed by snuggles five minutes later.

Blending Our Family Hasn't Been Easy, But Here's How We Make It Work

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.30.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

What It's Like To Become A Stepdad When You Have No Kids Of Your Own

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.23.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

An Adult Child's Account Of Growing Up In A Stepfamily

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.16.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

Why My Ex-Husband Gave His Blessing At My Second Wedding

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.09.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

9 Resolutions Your Blended Family Should Make This Year

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.01.2015 | Divorce

It's that time of year again for resolutions and bold declarations of "new year, new me." Here at HuffPost Divorce, we're a little less drastic when i...

What We've Learned From Two Decades Of Blended Family Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.19.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

How I Came To See My Ex As A Friend And Not Just A Parenting Partner

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.12.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

10 Reasons Second Marriages Are The Best Marriages

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 02.08.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Cullen

Time has taught us that it is harder for people to change as we get older and more set in our ways. We know we can't change our spouse, and we're okay with that or else we wouldn't have married them.

What All Stepparents Need To Know This Holiday Season

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

When in front of each of your children, you and your new partner must present a united front. Whether you agree or disagree should be saved for private moments. Both sets of children need to see you two working together as a strong unit.

The Best Advice For Parents Blending Their Families

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.27.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

What Parents Must Acknowledge Before Blending Their Families

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.28.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

Tried-And-True Advice For Making A Connection With Your Stepkids

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.21.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

The Golden Rule Of Stepparenting, According To A Veteran Stepmom

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.07.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

9 Strategies For Making A Blended Family Blend

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Is your blended family just like The Brady Bunch? Probably not, because it’s not easy to combine two families into a new unit. Welcoming a new spous...

This Family's Reaction To Their Dad Coming Out Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.29.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

Why My Son Will Always Come First, Even When I Remarry

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.01.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

The 5 Best Things About Being A Stepparent

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.25.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

Of Mothers and Sons (and Daughters and Stepdaughters)

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

I have a son too. He turned 17 in March. He's six feet tall, kind, smart, handsome. He's leaving for college in a year. Or so. And I frequently catch myself looking at him when he doesn't know it. (Because if he knew, he'd say, "Why are you looking at me like that?")

Juan Pablo's Search for "The Perfect Stepmother"

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

(Photo courtesy of Instagram) Where does the new stepmother fit in this picture? Juan Pablo is the latest single guy looking for eternal and everl...

An Open Letter to My Step Kids for Thanksgiving

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.26.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

I am so very thankful for this weird, dysfunctionally functional, blended family of ours. Because for the last six years, whether you've hated me or loved me, you've always made me feel like a real mom. And for that alone, I am eternally grateful. I love you with all my heart.