Air Date: 05/23/13 Many families become blended families in today's contemporary society. No matter how much you love your mate, you will probably not be able to love their children as much as your mate or your own children. This is a primal condition and not something we can simply decide on. Few have the magical gift of being able to bond with stepchildren the way they bond with their own children. This week, Cheryl has many suggestions on how to be grateful and accepting of your new partner and how to have realistic expectations to make your blended family work.