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Cyndi Lamb Curry

Cyndi Lamb Curry is the author of Keeping Your Kids Afloat When It Feels Like You’re Sinking.

When your remarriage affects your kids, discuss it with them and spend times with them.

How Remarriage Affects Kids

Because Mike and I were widowed, not divorced, we thought we’d found the easy button for blending families: no joint-custody or child-support hassles.

Building a Blended Family Doesn’t Come Easily

Many experts say it takes five years or more for a blended family to begin to feel cohesive. There’s no way to force a family to bond, but with faith and persistent effort, families can grow closer.