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Stepmom: 101 So You’re Gonna Be A Stepmom?

When BioMom Interferes with your relationship with HER kid
How to handle Stepkids acting weird with you
How To Kick HCBM Outta Your Head
Seven Women That Should AVOID Becoming a Stepmom
Rules for meeting your stepkid's mom
What EVERY Man Wants the Stepmom He Loves To Know
Resolving Conflict and Moving Forward

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As a Master Stepfamily Coach, my days are filled with sorting through the lamentations of individuals and stepfamilies in transition. As a stepmom, I have a personal and a professional vantage point that allows me to help my clients navigate their emotions because I’ve experienced some of the exact feelings. In this tutorial, I decided to show my own process toward finding a resolution when faced with a problem within my own family. During my career as a Coach, I’ve not purported that mine is a postcard-worthy comothering relationship. Like many of the people that seek my expertise, I have faced the horrors of high conflict. I know the sheer helplessness of watching the man you love and his children be tormented by parental alienation. I am well aware of the fact that family court emboldens people whose mission is to wreak havoc. I have felt and thoroughly studied the effects that disordered personalities can inflict upon others. My stepdaughter recently celebrated a birthday and was not able to take part in the celebration for no reason other than, I am just a stepmom. I am not immune to the hurt that you feel, I am, however, able to go through a mental process that allows me to swiftly move on from bad feelings.

On camera, I confronted my husband and together we worked through a few common issues for stepmothers:

  • Feelings of Isolation due to alienation
  • Learning to self-soothe when feelings of anxiety or resentment arise
  • Frustration with your partner
  • Reverse Stepmom Enmeshment