My three children were all young adults when my husband, Mitch, and I were married. Mitch has two grown children as well.
The main character in a novel I once read wrote about her disappointment when she introduced her grown children to her new husband’s adult offspring. She had hoped they would all blend into one big family, but it never happened. “They come from different herds”, was her conclusion, so she was grateful that all the children were consistently polite and respectful with one another.
This upcoming weekend, my daughter and son-in-law and my husband’s older son will be meeting for the first time. I am hoping that everything goes well. Does anyone have any advice they’d like to share?
Katherine Generaux, Community Inclusion Specialist