Making a blended family just feel like family

DEAR CAROLYN: I have two stepchildren, 17 and 15. They switch off between our house and their mother’s. My husband and I have been married three years and have a 6-month-old daughter.

I am really sad about the lack of affection between my stepkids and my daughter. They never hold her or play with her or ask to feed her. They basically pretend she isn’t there.

My husband says to just give them time, but he doesn’t do much to encourage all of us to do things together. It’s like he spends time with his older kids or the baby but not all of us at once.

I want us to be a family and it doesn’t feel like we are now. You can’t force affection, but I would like to know how to encourage it.

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By: johngawler
Posted: January 13, 2018, 12:15 am

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