Stepmoms: What to do When the Biological Parent Is Certain it’s All Your Problem

It is so common for parents of biological children to feel that the problem in the relationship between their kids and the stepparent belongs to the person in the step position. “If they were only

Happy StepMother’s Day!

It’s May, the month of Mother’s Day. While mothers all over the country are looking forward to celebrating this day with their children, many stepmoms are left wondering how and where they fit in. Being a stepmother is by far the hardest role in the stepfamily system. And this isn’t just a two-time stepmother telling

The 5 Fantasies of Stepfamily Life

You’ve pictured it since you met your new partner: the marriage, the children, a cozy home together. You never thought of all the things that could disrupt this idyllic picture: the chance that your stepchildren won’t like you, the ex that will not seem to disappear, and the challenges of parenting a stepchild. Entering into

Why Can’t My New Partner Love My Child?

“I don’t understand how she cannot love Isabel (8). I know she’s acting out a lot of anger about the divorce, but she’s so loving and adorable!”It is said that nobody can truly love a child like a child’s own parents. We were the ones who saw how precious they were as infants, and who