Patiently Move Toward Your Kids
About the Guest
A larger percentage of older couples are taking another run at love and realizing that stepfamily living across the generations is not easy. A newly married man, 84 years old, widowed nine years, approached me at a seminar. He was worried about his adult daughters. â€œThey didnâ€™t come to the wedding,â€ he said, â€œand they wonâ€™t accept my marriage. What do I do?â€ Patiently move toward them by yourself initially. They are invested in you, not the new marriage. Your wife will have to be patient, too.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
My audience is getting more gray.