Step parents being elders in the family have more responsibility of developing a cohesive family that works together in hard times and share good times happily. However developing a cohesive family is not an easy job. You need to work with full efforts to have cohesive family. These are the 5 things which can do wonders in helping step parents develop the family that lives together, laughs together and cries together.
First – Step family like any other family has its own problems. When study was done of such families the general answer received was there are problems but they have worked for overcoming these problems in the past and will continue to do the same in future. One thing is clear you may have problems in step family but these problems can be resolved with little efforts.
Second – People in this type of family have come under the same roof; these people are having different backgrounds and have come across failure in relationships in case of divorce or loss in relations due to death. It is very important to understand the emotions and feelings of each other time to time. You, being a step parent mature enough, have to play a proactive role in building relationships.
Third – Fear has a great impact on any relationship, relationship within step family is no different. The apprehension that relationships will actually work in step family can be decreased immensely when love flourish within step family. It is very essential to develop environment of love in step family.
Fourth – Most of the strained relationships are because of one bad quality – not to forgive. Forgiveness gives healing touch to every relationship. Follow forgiveness yourself and teach your children to stick to forgiveness.
Fifth – The relationships that do not have trust get spoiled very easily. As a step parents you should have develop more faith in new relationship developed. You might have paid price for being unfaithful do not repeat the same so that you come across one more failure.