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Stepfamilies – a teens’ guide

Stepfamilies – a teens’ guide

When your family becomes a stepfamily

A Young Persons’ Guide

Being in a stepfamily usually means being in a family where one of your parents has found a new partner. They may come and live with you or you may just see them a lot. This takes some getting used to and it’s normal to have days when you are not happy about being in a stepfamily or you may really like this new person, which is great.

Even so you will need to settle in as a family and make some adjustments along the way, so don’t expect it to be smooth sailing every day.

“She’s nice, but she annoys me wanting me to clean up my room! It’s my room after all, what is it to her?”

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