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Issues in blended families that may place a strain on a marriage

On Behalf of | Aug 8, 2022 | Divorce |

There may be a variety of issues that could arise after choosing to enter a marriage with children from a previous relationship. Even if you and your spouse welcomed each other’s kids into the family with open arms, the transition might not always be seamless, and any challenges you face could place a strain on your relationship. 

Even if you begin to feel that things might not be working out, knowing how to tell if parting ways might be the healthiest path can be a daunting concept. Understanding the red flags to look for regarding issues within a blended family could prove integral to helping you prepare to safeguard your interests and the needs of your kids. 

Common concerns 

Studies indicate that there are numerous challenges that remain common among marriages involving blended families. Some common examples of issues that could create a rift in your relationship could include: 

  • Jealous behavior:  Issues with jealousy may arise should your spouse feel that you give most of your attention to your kids, and actions stemming from jealous behavior could act to create an unhealthy atmosphere. 
  • Lack of cohesion:  You and your spouse might not always agree on how to handle household matters, and studies indicate that there are various issues that may arise if you cannot work together as a team. 
  • Poor communication:  Communication is a vital component of a healthy relationship, and signs of a breakdown in communication may also point to the possible presence of an irreparable rift. 
  • Parental conflict:  Marriages involving blended families may also prompt a need to create an effective coparenting relationship, and conflict stemming from similar topics could also place a strain on a marriage. 

If you and your spouse cannot move past the issues that exist within your marriage and work together, you may be left with questions about your options and what is best for your future in Oregon. 

Dissolving a marriage 

It is no secret that going through the end of a marriage can be stressful and daunting, especially when there are kids involved. However, should the challenges that arise within your blended family create an unhealthy environment, going separate ways could also be the healthiest path for everyone. Seeking insight on the red flags to watch for and on your available options if things do not go as planned could prove essential to preparing a strategy to safeguard your interests and protect the needs of your children. 

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