114. The Blended Family

A blended family is a family where one has children that are not biologically related to other parent. The most famous blended family in popular culture is the Brady Bunch. The Brady was a U.S. television show that ran from 1960s into the 1970s. It featured a widowed , Mr. Brady, who was left to raise three . Mr. Brady ends up marrying a woman who three daughters of her own from a previous . Both adults in the family end up helping raise children that are not theirs biologically. Half the children are stepchildren, although all the children Mr. and Mrs. Brady mom and dad.

When television show first came out, it was controversial. to the Brady Bunch, most television families were ones, which means a man married a woman together they raised their children. However, now blended are seen as normal. Not only do people after a spouse has died, as in the show. People remarry after getting divorced. These remarried often have their own children. Increasingly, many blended are not even legally married. More and more live together without getting married.

Blended families happen divorce and remarriage can be more complicated than is seen on television. The Bradys, as widows, 't have to worry about visitation rights. In some families, children live part of the time with parent. Sometimes one parent sees his or her only on weekends or during school vacations. The family also didn't worry about child support payments.

most common type of blended family is a with children from a previous relationship starts a relationship with a man. This is because usually mother has custody of the children.