you’ve been divorced, you are probably beginning to experience the struggles of welcoming another person into your life. Whether you both have kids, you have kids but your new partner doesn’t, or vice versa, it can be hard at times to make a blended family work. The harsh truth about a blended family is this: someone usually ends up getting ignored or feeling left out of the bigger picture. Children feel like they have to compete for your attention. They feel threatened by a new addition to the family. But making a blended family succeed with kids doesn’t have to be impossible. In fact, it isn’t. By making special time for your children, giving them time to accept their new situation, and doing everything you can to set your family up for success, you can find yourself part of a functioning blended family.