35 Quotes About Stepfamilies

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Having a blended family does not come without its challenges. Having to find a way to get along and meet in the middle on majority of conflicts is the best way to find some common ground and settle in your new environment. Here are some of the best quotes about step families that illustrate some of the mentalities surrounded this type of family life.

“A step parent is a truly amazing person. They made a choice to love another’s child as their own.”

“A step parent is so much more than just a parent; they made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.”

“A stepparent doesn’t just marry a spouse: they marry their spouse’s entire situation. They have to find a balance between supporting and defending without overstepping visible and invisible boundaries.”

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a step dad.”

“Being a step parent is a rough job. But going to bed every night knowing that you are loved by kids who aren’t biologically yours is a
great feeling.”

“Being a stepmom means they grew inside of my heart instead of my tummy.”

“External influences create internal chaos.”

“Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.”

“Find a way to let go of the things that ended your previous marriage. The quicker you can find a way to work with the other parent, the happier everyone will be. ”

“For better or worse, step-parenting is self-conscious parenting. You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

“I have three stepfamilies as well as my family of origin. I’ve had to adjust to them and also go back and forth among them. I became an observer of human nature because when you are in those situations you have to be.”

“I tried to make my husband make his daughter like me. After ten years of failed attempts, I decided to make myself change.”

“If you are a stepparent, rush right out and get yourself a dog. Because it’s very nice to have someone in the house that loves you.”

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”

“Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.”

“It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.”

“Live one day at a time (or one moment if you have to). Blend little by little and celebrate even the smallest breakthrough.”

“One of the most important lessons our children have learned from our divorces is that some things in life can come to an end, but that’s OK because something new is manifested.”

“Pick your battles with everyone, including yourself… remind yourself everyday that you have been given another chance at love and cherish that opportunity.”

“Remember ‘this, too, shall pass.’ The good, the bad, the ugly — don’t get too attracted to any one feeling. ”

“Remember why you chose to come together in the first place — the love that you have for your partner.”

“Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a childs life experience.”

“Stepparenting is like working at a late-night convenience store — all of the responsibility and none of the authority.”

“Stepparents can be awesome. Because their love is a choice.”

“The new-come stepmother hates the children born to a first wife.”

“The reality is, no matter how prepared you are, no matter how many books you read or how many experts you consult, there is no magic to this. ”

“The romantic vision she’d held of her marriage where the two of them came first and children, no matter whose they were, came after that relationship had disappeared, and she had no idea where to find it.”

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues… are created, strengthened and maintained.”

“To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man!”

“Top thinking that things are going to be perfect. It’s not going to happen. The kids will not get along all the time, the house will not always be quiet, you will not always hear ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ It isn’t realistic. ”

“Trying to make someone love you is like trying to climb uphill during an avalanche.”

“We aren’t “step”, we aren’t “half”, we’re just family.”

“When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your step-child instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart.”

“When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.”

“You have to take things slowly. Just because you love someone doesn’t mean that you’re going to automatically love their children. ”

Knowing what the common pitfalls of living in a step family are will help you to better prepare for conflicts that may arise.