Perhaps you have not been around to be a father to your children and you are just reentering their lives. Or, maybe you are marrying into a family and your fiancé has children that will soon become yours as well. Regardless, there are many ways to step into your new role as the father.
Getting a divorce from the woman you assumed you’d be spending the rest of your natural life with can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a man’s life, especially when there is a child involved. Finding out that the woman of your dreams was actually the woman of your nightmares is bad enough without the guilt that goes along with the knowledge that you and your ex wife are officially making your kid the product of a broken home. However, sad things happen in life and are at times unavoidable, and it’s important not to let them bring your existence to a screeching halt. The only thing to do is pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and look forward into the future.
Building a blended family is a difficult task, especially for the step-dad who is taking on an unusual and challenging role within the family unit. It can be difficult for stepfathers to develop relationship with their stepchildren. They lack the biological connection as well as the growing love a biological father enjoys throughout the ageing of their child.