The experiences you've been through have taught you a lot, and you've learned -- with time -- to trust your own instincts. So when you decided to take things to the next level with your partner, you knew it was the right move for both of you. But what about your kids? How will they respond to the news? And how can you prepare to become a successfully blended family?
Start by talking about it. Hashing things out ahead of time won't ensure a smooth transition, but it will help you go into your new family life with some realistic expectations.
To get the conversation started, read Before You Become a Blended Family, which includes ten questions you need to discuss with your partner before you decide to get married or move in together.
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