Guidelines For Stepparents Marrying A Widow

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Your happy moment is their saddest

If you are someone who connects with and marries a widow or widower, you’re part of a rare hybrid of conflicting events. Finding somebody you want to marry should be one of the most positive times in your life. But when that event means entering a family where a parent has died, your happiest moment is also a part of someone else’s tragic one. Space was created for the stepparent through tragedy. Accepting this new stepparent can feel, to the children in the family, like a form of abandoning or disrespecting their biological parent. They may be too hurt to accept this change. Moore says, “The step-parent should be prepared for rejection by the child/children and have a clear understanding of their role in parenting.”

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