Blended Family: Definition, Issues, & Tips for Success
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Blended families. Retrieved from https://www.fatherhood.gov/for-dads/blended-families
Baxter, L. A., Braithwaite, D. O., & Nicholson, J. H. (1999). Turning points in the development of blended families. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 16(3), 291-314.
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Primary Changes: Edited for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Revised “Types of Blended Families,” “Benefits of Having a Blended Family,” “Common Blended Family Issues,” and “Tips for Thriving in a Blended Family.” New material written by Alexa Donnelly, LCSW, and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Emily Guarnotta, PsyD
Reviewer: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS