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Blended Families

Blended Family Friday: Meet Jen And Ryan's Family

Posted 03.15.2013 | Divorce

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

Blended Family Friday: Meet Nicole And Nick's Family

Posted 03.08.2013 | Divorce

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

Why It’s So Hard To Cut Ties With An Ex

Christine Gallagher | Posted 05.05.2013 | Divorce
Christine Gallagher

While it may have been okay in the past for an ex to drop by and play with his kid every evening, a new partner may want some privacy. It can be a tricky balancing act.

Blended Family Friday: Meet Crissy And Jimmy's Family

Posted 03.01.2013 | Divorce

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

An Open Letter To Jada Pinkett Smith

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

Reality is often more complicated than we'd like to admit and not every stepmother gets to have a Hollywood ending

Blended Family Friday: Meet Karen And Shawn's Family

Posted 02.22.2013 | Divorce

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

Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Candidly About Blended Family In FB Post

Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices

Move over, Iyanla. Actress, activist and mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, has some straight-shooting, life-fixing wisdom of her own. And she's taken to Facebo...

Blended Family Friday: Meet Elizabeth And Donald's Family!

Posted 02.20.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, every week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fam...

Why Date Night Is So Important

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

As anyone who brings a pre-made family to the marital table knows, the challenges of remarriage are not for the faint of heart.

Introducing Blended Family Fridays!

Posted 02.20.2013 | Divorce

Here at HuffPost Divorce, we know that our readers are full of love for their blended families. Still, we also know that it can be tough to, well,...

A Bigger Love

Concetta Bertoldi | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Concetta Bertoldi

As a psychic medium I am blessed to know that our loved ones never leave us. Harold is still with me and I know is working from the Other Side to "steer" many blessings to those he continues to watch over on this side.

Why Is It So Hard Being A Step-Parent?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 02.13.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Think of the fact that nearly 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Second marriages have a higher failure rate than first marriages. Why is this? He...

PHOTOS: This Is What Stepfamilies Really Look Like

Posted 12.07.2012 | Divorce

What's the first thing you think of when you hear the words "blended family"? The Brady Bunch? Kris Kardashian, Bruce Jenner and their massive 10-kid ...

How A Trip To The Dentist Ruined My Wedding Anniversary

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.02.2013 | Weddings
Holly Robinson

We spent weeks fantasizing, pulling out the maps and guidebooks we've accumulated through the years. We even checked to see that our passports were up to date.

Iyanla Vanzant: 'Put Your Big Girl Panties On' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.24.2012 | OWN

Nicole, a wife and mom from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been married to her second husband for three years. Now she has reached out to relationship ex...

Iyanla Vanzant: 'Turn The Cameras Off' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.23.2012 | OWN

On the November 24 episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life," relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant heads to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to help a woman, Nicole, who ...

WATCH: Iyanla Vanzant Confronts A Mom Who Feels 'Worthless'

Posted 11.21.2012 | OWN

On the Nov. 24 episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life," relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant heads to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to help Nicole, a woman who says ...

Bridal Guru Colin Cowie Answers Your Burning Questions

Posted 10.17.2012 | Weddings

HuffPost Weddings has teamed up with Colin Cowie (yep, the bridal guru behind nuptials for everyone from Alyssa Milano to Jennifer Lopez) to bring you...

You Won't Believe How Many Siblings They Have

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.10.2012 | Divorce

The uber-high divorce rate among Hollywood couples has created some seriously big (and complicated) blended families that put fictional ones like "The...

Why I Spoke At My Ex-Husband’s Funeral

Judith Ruskay Rabinor Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2012 | Divorce
Judith Ruskay Rabinor Ph.D.

My 68-year-old ex-husband, Arnie Rabinor, was diagnosed several months ago with non-operable pancreatic cancer. Within 10 weeks, he was gone. His loss was a stunning and heartbreaking blow.

The Unexpected Lesson My Second Husband Taught Me

Ann Bauer | Posted 11.11.2012 | Divorce
Ann Bauer

This parenting thing isn't about fairness, and the moment a divorce occurs, children are forever in a no-win place. They cannot make choices about whom they love according to some balance sheet.

Will Children Under Five Remember Their Parents' Divorce?

Erin Mantz | Posted 11.05.2012 | Divorce
Erin Mantz

New study findings show children are most affected by changes to their family structure in the first 5 years of life, before they start elementary school.

The All-New American Family

Marian Salzman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Marian Salzman

The American family's structure is no longer a perfect slice of apple pie. We've got nests that are no longer empty as jobless millennials move back in with mom and dad and redefine our latest obsession with what it means to be "occupied."

Estate Planning: What You Don't Say Can Hurt You

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.23.2012 | Fifty

My friend Jim Flanagan in New Jersey always said he planned to live to be 100 and die with one shiny nickel left to his name. His four children -- and...

The Divorce Terms No Kid Should Hear

Judy Osborne | Posted 06.16.2012 | Divorce
Judy Osborne

Our language about separation and divorce isn't helpful to kids. The word "ex" and another common term, "broken family," implies a final break.