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Old 07-25-2012, 11:17 AM
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True, but the adults do need to know what the other expects from them in terms of boundaries and support from each other. SO so so important, not just for blended families, but moreso.
Completely agree.

I think its good idea for new couples to have this discussion in detail long before meeting with each other's kids.

My comments were more for the relationship between the kid and the new partner. I think you have to just let the kid lead the way (unless they're being disrespectful or rude). I've seen new partners try to push, force or coerce their way in and it never seems to work out well.