My latest Real Oilfield Wives post is about celebrating holidays as a blended family. I describe how my family helped us celebrate an early Thanksgiving since JR will be on the rig next week. I know that a lot of families in the oilfield- in any field- eventually deal with divorce, re-marriage, step-children, etc. In an ideal world, divorce wouldn’t happen and families would stay hole. In a perfect world, domestic violence, abuse, infidelity (you get the idea), would never happen. I don’t have stats on how blended families get along, but I’ve personally been witness to some sticky and uncomfortable situations (not involving my own family).
It is my belief that our children’s relationships can mirror our own if we are not careful. If you are divorced, I urge you to try to contain your bad thoughts and keep wayward comments away from the ears of your children. You don’t have to like your (or your current spouse’s) ex, but you do have a responsibility to your children. Divorce is already hard enough for a child to endure, don’t add more negativity to the mix.
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