My family is comprised mostly of step uncles, aunts and cousins. I have one cousin in particular who's father has been in a rocky relationship with his girlfriend of 4 years (not his biological mother) and his mother has had many different boyfriends throughout his life (he is now 12 years old). I worry about him and his ability to distinguish what it means to have a solid, stable family and wonder what kind of affect this could have on his relationships in life. Of course, it is common now a days that children come from divorced families and have step-parents and brothers and sisters, but I would like to know in what ways could parents approach this type of situation to ensure their children understand the importance of healthy relationships.
Thanks in advance.