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Old 12-16-2009, 09:35 AM   #6
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Re: How do you explain the grandparents' divorce and remarriage to your children?

My husband was previously married, and I worry about this too. I have a step-daughter (Hayley), and my husband's ex has remarried. All of us get along really well, and we see each other often. My kids haven't yet asked why Hayley is their sister, but has a different mom.

For now, we just call Hayley's mom and her husband "Auntie Julie and Uncle David" because they really are family to us. We are all close, as I mentioned. I guess when they start figuring it all out, we'll just tell the truth; that Daddy was married to Auntie Julie before he was married to mommy. But then they got a divorce, and now mommy and daddy are married.

I guess there's just no easy way to talk about it because divorce is no fun, and it's scary for kids. I would say that straightforwardness about it is best.
Rebekah ~Wife to my love, Mama to my two littles, Stepmom to one beautiful young woman~
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