BLENDED FAMILY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The family created when 2 partners come to a relationship with children. Compare simple step family. See permeable family- step family. BLENDED FAMILY: "Joe and Lyn had children from former relationships and formed a blended family." Related Psychology Terms BLENDED FAMILY STEPFAMILY SIMPLE STEPFAMILY BOUNDARY AMBIGUITY BOUNDARY AMBIGUITY FAMILY CONSTELLATION PERMEABILITY FAMILY PATTERN FAMILY RESEMBLANCE OSMOTIC PRESSURE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BLENDED FAMILY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/blended-family-2/ (accessed October 22, 2020).