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The dos and don’ts of living in a reconstituted family

A few years ago, I was asked by someone at a party if I had any tips for a newly reconstituted family. Having been part of such a family for two thirds of my life, I did indeed have plenty of useful advice, just not the kind the person asking the question wanted to hear. They wanted to know that it would all be fine, that things would work themselves out in a couple of weeks and everyone could…

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Lauren Phillips-Freeman

Lauren Phillips-Freeman

Lauren Phillips-Freeman is a language teacher and writer with a love of words in all their forms. She uses writing to help her process her own tangled emotions.