Divorce is hard, I have had to deal with it my whole life.
I found a lot of the facts that we discussed matched my own situation of living in separated households. One of the biggest problems I faced in my other household (with my dad and stepmom) was getting along with her. She was indeed a very nice lady, but I felt uncomfortable knowing she was taking control of me and becoming a new parent. I wasn't used to it and I didn't like it. In fact, a lot of children now days can relate.
The first presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gave a few points of advice on how to make divorces successful, though:
- It will take at least two years for the new step family to feel "normality"
- The birth-parent should be in charge of all of the heavy discipline
- The mom and dad should have open council with each other
- The step-parent should act as if they are an uncle or aunt to the new child (mostly there for play, not for discipline)
This will be my last blog post for this class. I appreciate all of the comments and support I have received for my blog. Thank you guys so much! I have enjoyed this class alloy and have learned so much. :)
Please comment in the opinions of mine and others and have a very Merry Christmas!