Step Family/Blended Family
Stepfamilies are a rising phenomenon in Singapore with one in four marriages involving a partner remarrying. As the new family blends together unique challenges evolve, a merge of cultures, traditions, attachments, relationships, and perspectives. Children usually struggle with feelings of loss and confusion and have to cope with adjustment issues in a new family. These challenges vary according to the ages of children involved. Ultimately, the blending of a new family comes with losses, adjustments, managing expectations and the need for concerted communication amongst all family members.