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Evil Stepmothers

8 Tips for Stepmoms Experiencing Outsider Syndrome

Jenna Korf | Posted 03.27.2015 | Divorce
Jenna Korf

If you fall into the trap of behaving like an outsider because that's how you're feeling, you'll only continue the cycle. Focus more on your own life and other aspects of it, enjoying your marriage and friends and focus less on the kids.

5 Boldfaced Lies About Being A Stepmom

Brenda Ockun | Posted 03.26.2015 | Divorce
Brenda Ockun

Relationships take time, so don't let anyone define your family's natural progression. Practice kindness and mutual respect. If love develops? Great! Consider it a bonus.

Dating a Guy With Kids? 6 Things You Must Find Out!

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

If you don't have kids, you may be a little more challenged but that's okay if you are willing to explore these 6 things you MUST find about:

How You Can Fall in Love With Your Stepmother

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

She had platinum blonde hair worn in an Aqua-Net bouffant, thick black eyeliner and a figure Jayne Mansfield would've killed for. At night, she peeled her false eyelashes off like she was undressing her face.

To All You Spooky Scary Frightening Evil Stepmothers

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 12.31.2014 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

Unless you are truly an "evil stepmother" (and there are some), releasing expectations of acceptance and love from your stepchildren will allow you to focus more on your partner, building a strong and lasting union, which certainly benefits the kids who don't need to go through another horror of a family splintering in different directions.

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

As Justice Harvey Brownstone says, "When you start a court case, you are starting a war." When you think about it, nobody enters into a battle, fight, game, or other adversarial situation with the intent to lose or even tie.

How To Be The Best Stepmom Ever

Honoree Corder | Posted 11.23.2013 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

There is nothing quite like falling in love. It's a complete and total bonus when your relationship includes little ones you can fall in love with, too!

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The next lesson I learned was that the concept of the 'evil stepmother' developed for good reason. Unfortunately, there is an inherent conflict of interest between a new spouse and children from a prior marriage or relationship.

Singing the Stepmother Blues

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

If the general culture truly cares about marriage and family values, it would do well to listen to the voices of stepmothers. Many stepmothers are filling a void without recognition or understanding.

For Stepmothers Who Dread Mother's Day

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

Yup, this Sunday is Mother's Day and Hallmark and reality are once again on a collision course. Many stepmothers will get their feelings hurt, their hopes dashed, their efforts unacknowledged and that sinking feeling of "why in the world do I even try?"

The Worst Thing To Say To Stepmoms

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 12.20.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

In over ten years of working with stepmothers, I've rarely met one who would fall under the definition of an "evil stepmother".

An Open Letter To Jada Pinkett Smith

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

Reality is often more complicated than we'd like to admit and not every stepmother gets to have a Hollywood ending