So, your marriage isn’t what you’d hoped.
You’re not alone. Many other women in a position just like yours feel unappreciated, resentful, or emotionally betrayed. You can stop feeling like a second-class citizen.
Feeling misunderstood, unimportant, and marginalized by your husband? Wondering why your role is so ill-defined by your husband, stepchildren, and society? Do you feel out of control, at the mercy of your stepchildren and their bio-mom?
Do you remember why you wanted to marry your husband? What changed?
Exploring these questions lets you be a wife, and a successful step-mom, and even yourself, all in the face of challenges confronting step-moms everywhere.
The Main Challenges to Being a Stepmom
Most problems in second+ marriages boil down to the same underlying, core issues. Let’s take a look at the most common plagues afflicting the day-to-day lives of remarried couples.
Your Husband’s Ex
Hostile exes can adversely affect your marriage in several ways, such as…
- turns kids against stepmom or bio-dad
- draining your finances via excessive alimony or legal fees
- denies your step-kids permission to like you
Step-kids and Biological Kids
Children can strain your marriage in various ways, including but not limited to…
- acting out against you (being rude or abusive)
- not following directions
- as either a person or an authority figure
- violating your privacy or property
Husbands can accidentally drive a wedge between you, by…
- failing to discpline the kids
- flaking out on obligations
- spending too much money on his kids
- excluding you from co-parenting
Contact Me to Start Feeling Better Today
The longer you wait, the harder it gets. Addressing problems early helps prevent them from growing out of control.
I can help you succeed in your marriage and as a stepmom. The system boils down to this: Learn. Communicate. Take care of yourself. Maintain your relationship. Parent.
I can help you through each of those steps, as they relate to your unique, personal situation. We’ll develop a blueprint that will help you find relief today and success tomorrow.
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.