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By Jacquelyn B. Fletcher

You have a thrilling, pleasing activity. you could have fallen in love with the fellow of your dreams—and met his 3 young ones! Now what? Jacquelyn B. Fletcher indicates how any specialist girl became spouse and rapid stepmother can construct at the talents she employs at work—organization, team-building, goal-setting, and planning—to be triumphant at domestic in her new function as stepmom. Drawing at the most modern learn, her personal studies, and people of different real-life stepmothers, Fletcher deals suggestion, wish, encouragement, and much-needed solutions to universal conundrums, including:

  • Why do not i've got keep an eye on over my very own schedule?
  • What type of courting do i would like with my stepkids?
  • What if i need to have a toddler of my own?
  • How will we create the cheap that feels reasonable if I earn more money than my husband does?

A profession Girl's advisor to turning into a Stepmom is key examining for the pro girl who has it all—and then abruptly has greater than she expected.

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So the challenge is this. Explore yourself. Take the time to figure out what you feel. And don’t be surprised if some of this exploration takes you to some icky places. Stephanie is a stepmother of one boy who was 12 when she married his father, Luke. Stephanie was in her forties, had never been married, and was highly accomplished in her career as a college English professor. “I had all the strategies; big deal,” she says of her struggles with her rebellious stepson who acted out by getting involved early with sex, alcohol, and drugs.

I was just trying to make their life better,” she says. But she realized after she repainted the walls of the home most of her stepchildren had lived in since birth that perhaps she was pushing too hard. “The first summer together I was home with them a lot,” Heidi remembers. “I thought I would What Is a Stepmother? ~ 41 find a full-time job, but I was pretty overwhelmed. I was repainting the house, which wasn’t so great for the kids, as the family therapist later told me. The kids complained.

As Arne and I walked back up to the house, my stepdaughters, in adorable pink dresses, and my stepson in his navy blazer and khakis, led the rest of the attendees as they blew bubbles for us to walk through. It was a magical weekend our families still talk about. Cinderella’s Man Didn’t Have Any Kids… ~ 29 When Arne and I returned to the cabin for our first anniversary, we looked at our wedding photos and remembered all those wonderful moments. Arne suggested we read our vows to each other on the beach, and we did so, on the same spot we were married.

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