Monthly Archive: September 2015

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The Invisible Woman

Have you ever felt like you are invisible in the presence of your stepchildren?  Do they refuse to acknowledge you?  No hellos or goodbyes?  Do they refuse to speak to you?  Do they intentionally speak to everyone...

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The Fight for Relevance

  How many families embrace stepmothers?  Think of all the stepfamilies you know.  Were the kids excited about having a new stepmother?  Was the mother-in-law ecstatic for her grandchildren to have a stepmother?  How...

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Riding Shotgun

Many years ago when my stepchildren were visiting, one of them yelled “I call shotgun!”, as we were about to get into the car. The thought of children calling shotgun was foreign to me....

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“Stepmonster”, by Wednesday Martin

“Stepmonster”, by Wednesday Martin, was one of the first books I read on the subject of being a stepmother, and a true eye-opener.  You’ll feel weights lifted off of your shoulders as you read...

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The Drama Triangle

The Drama Triangle is a model of social interaction between the victim, the rescuer and the persecutor which was originated by Stephen Karpman, M.D. in 1968. The Persecutor: The Persecutor insists, “It’s all your...

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You Knew What You Were Getting Into

Someone said to me once, “You knew what you were getting into when you married a man with kids.” If you’ve ever heard these words, you were probably wondering why you didn’t really know...