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Blending Families Can Have Happy Endings – Here’s a Beautiful Example to Prove it

Blending FamiliesBlending two or more families together can be very tricky if not managed well, especially after a painful breakup of the original family unit.

Cape Town-based counsellor and educator Flicky Gildenhuys’ book Blending Families equips readers with psychological tools to cope with transitions like this in order to blend successfully to live together in harmony.

A wedding album that went viral recently highlighted the importance of the principles Gildenhuys shares in her book, illustrating how a successfully blended family tackled one of the most emotional days a family could go through: a wedding.

“Todd Bachman started to walk his daughter down the aisle last weekend when he stopped the procession and walked over to the bride’s stepfather, Todd Cendrosky,” Eun Kyung Kim reports for US publication Today.

Read the article to see what happened next and why his gesture moved everyone to tears:

“All of a sudden, at the last second, he turned his head to me and grabbed my hand,” Cendrosky told TODAY.com. “He said, ‘Hey, come with me. You’ve had just as big of a part in raising this child. It’s time you and me walk our daughter down the aisle together.’”

The expressions of an emotional Cendrosky as he was led by a determined Bachman back to the bride were captured in a series of pictures that have since gone viral on the wedding photographer’s Facebook page.

Have a look at the viral photo album, with over a million likes and just under 600 000 shares:

Grab tissues… because you will need it as you look through these pictures. Todd Bachman, father of the bride, brought…

Posted by Delia D Blackburn Photography on Sunday, 27 September 2015

 

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