1. Make your own family traditions and rituals – your family needs something significant and special that doesn’t belong to somebody else.  ie: opening one present on Christmas Eve.

2. Become a unified parenting front, and let the ex’s know they can’t and won’t be allowed to run things in your home.

3. Combine your money and decide how it will be used together.

4. If at all possible, purchase a home that is new to you both.

5. Spend regular time alone as a couple, make it a set priority.

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Megan, a native of Kansas City, Kansas is an empty nest parent of three adult children Ayanna, Jonathan and Isiah. Megan is a Christian and active in ministry at her church Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Arlington, TX. She is currently a Doctoral student working toward a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy at Texas Wesleyan University. Her personal interests include independent film, music and marriage enrichment. Megan is the co-founder of the Minority Behavioral Health Provider Networking Group along with colleague Cynthia Thompson.

3 responses on “Top 5 Ways to Successfully Blend a Family

  1. It would be awesome if the unified parents were on both sides…for the children. It would show the kids that the parents can still get along and have the same goal in mind. Easier said than done, I know.

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