So I am a stepmom to 3 teenage boys and have a dd 10yrs old. It seems the biggest problem our blended family has is a lack of communication. I will express my frustration to my dh and he will not hear a word I have said and then he will express his frustration , and the kids - well they look to us for the answers. And they need them - there is conflict between his middle child and my dd. Among other frustrations. So I was wondering if a weekly family meeting will be helpful or just frustrate everyone. I will say our blended family fairs pretty well - I have heard some painful stories, but there are still some disheartening issues that always seem to pop up. What I think it really comes down to is me and my dh love our biological children so much we fight to make a balanced family, but maybe it is impossible. Anyway I just cant visualize a familymeeting working for us. First of all i have a husband with 3 teenage boys who at the thought of sharing their feelings probably sounds really not fun. We are not the type of family that plans a lot of fun filled family activities together - so we cant discuss that. i mean we eat dinner together, we run a business, we try to spend time outside near the pool together, but beyond that money and time. Well what can I say. The kids no their weekly duties already, so not much to discuss there. i guess I was hoping for me a family meeting would give me and everybody else insight and maybe some relief regarding these blended issues we seem to have. But i just dont know where to start?
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7/27/06 at 11:54pm