Is Ron deal in a blended family?

Is Ron deal in a blended family?

Ron L. Deal is the Director of blended family ministries at FamilyLife®, and is the author/coauthor of the books The Smart Stepfamily, The Smart Stepdad, The Smart Stepmom, Dating and the Single Parent, and The Smart Stepfamily Marriage. Ron and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys.

Where does Ron deal live?

Little Rock, Arkansas
He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at

What happened to Ron deals son?

After a week long battle with MRSA-related staph sepsis pneumonia, ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome), and Influenza, Connor Deal, age 12, died on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009. He had been diagnosed.

How do blended families work?

A blended family or stepfamily forms when you and your partner make a life together with the children from one or both of your previous relationships. Some children may resist changes, while you as a parent can become frustrated when your new family doesn’t function in the same way as your previous one.

Who comes first in a blended family?

In blended families, without the marriage or partnership there is no family at all. The couple is the only tie that brings the two families together into one. If that relationship falls apart, the entire family unit will separate as there is nothing that ties them together but the couple.

When should you walk away from a blended family?

Examples of communication breaking down within a blended family include: Your partner expects you to parent your kids and theirs without their help or opinion. Your partner isn’t willing to discuss your relationship or co-parenting with you and gets upset or enraged when you bring up wanting to improve them.

Who comes first partner or child?

A spouse’s needs should not come first because your spouse is an adult, capable of meeting his or her own needs, whereas a child is completely dependent upon you to meet their needs.

How do grown stepchildren get along?

Here are some survival tips:

  1. Expect stepchildren to criticize you. There’s no way around it.
  2. Expect them to watch you like a hawk. If you have marriage tension, they will notice it and magnify it in their own minds.
  3. Stay true to yourself. Talk and act normally in front of them.
  4. Keep “healthy distance” in the picture.

What a step parent should never do?

Avoid imposing your expectations, and let things play out naturally instead. Overstep your boundaries as a stepparent: You might assume disciplining your stepchildren will help you gain their respect. However, chances are it will not work in your favor.

Can my ex partner stop my child seeing my new partner?

Can I stop my kids seeing the ex’s new partner? I’m often asked if there is a way for a parent to stop their child spending time with the other parent’s new partner. The short answer is no. Both parents have parental responsibility and they are able to exercise that responsibility in whatever way they see fit.

Does your wife come before your family?

Many married couples have trouble with the question of who comes first, your spouse or your parents? The answer is your spouse – that’s your first obligation. When you get married, you leave your parents. It doesn’t mean you don’t talk to them anymore (unless they’re horrible), but you have to cater to the new dynamic.

What is a mini wife?

🤮 Mini wife syndrome (or mini husband syndrome) is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: your stepkid acts more like your partner’s spouse than their child.