Several months ago, one of my best friends got married for the second time. She has two, spirited young boys from a previous marriage. Her new husband also has two boys from his first marriage. While one of his sons is grown, the other boy is a teenager. Although my friend loves her new husband, things haven’t been easier at her home of late. Her two sons are having a hard time connecting with their new stepfather. They often resent their new dad’s attempts to discipline them. The boys also have difficulty watching their mom receive affection from a man who is not their biological father. Have you recently married and are encountering problems with new family members? On this blog, you will discover the best methods for calming tensions in a new, blended family.