Sometimes, shortly after divorce follows remarriage.
If there are children, that means stepparents and stepsiblings and complex new relationships for children of divorce. Tensions and resentments can run high when the split-off family unit expands.
In Jackson, Michigan, counselors are working with families to facilitate the union into a stepfamily.
Difficulties can range from the sublime to the ridiculous, from who signs a report card, who gives permission for a school trip to what holidays the family will celebrate and how they will celebrate them.
Since the process doesn’t come with a roadmap, some guidance from trained professionals who may have been down that path may save a lot of time and agony.