Blended Families: A Survival Guide


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Not every moment is picture-perfect, but the 40 percent of Americans in blended families try to make it work.



The American family is changing. About 40 percent of adults now have stepchildren, step-siblings, or stepparents. But just because it’s common, doesn’t make combining families any easier. Heck, even the Brady Bunch had trouble. In this hour of All Sides, we’ll talk to a family therapist, and hear the story of how a writer and stepmom used food to bring her blended family together.

  • Robin Davis, food editor at the Columbus Dispatch, author of Recipe for Joy
  • Lisa Davis, Clinical Counselor, Directions Counseling Group

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