By Jacquelyn B. Fletcher
You have an exhilarating, enjoyable activity. you might 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 immediate stepmother can construct at the abilities she employs at work—organization, team-building, goal-setting, and planning—to prevail at domestic in her new position as stepmom. Drawing at the newest examine, her personal reviews, and people of different real-life stepmothers, Fletcher deals suggestion, desire, encouragement, and much-needed solutions to universal conundrums, including:
- Why do not i've got keep watch over over my very own schedule?
- What form of dating do i would like with my stepkids?
- What if i need to have a toddler of my own?
- How can we create the cheap that feels reasonable if I make more cash than my husband does?
A occupation Girl's consultant to changing into a Stepmom is key examining for the pro lady who has it all—and then all of sudden has greater than she expected.
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Those emotional triggers are wrapped around deeply held dreams, fantasies, and expectations, all of which have implications for your ability to find your place within your stepfamily. Stephanie advises stepmothers to delve deep into the work of personal growth. “I want to encourage people to do their work—and I don’t just mean housework. Do the hard spiritual and emotional work it takes. Ask: What is the meaning of this?
This is a major transition. And it’s going to take time for it to feel normal and comfortable. All in a Day’s Work When you lived alone in your beautiful house or apartment with all of your lovely things just so, the maintenance really wasn’t that big a deal. Maybe you did a little daily declutter and a weekly sweep of the house, perhaps a load of laundry on a Sunday afternoon or Tuesday evening. The dishes never stayed in the sink, or if they did, they were yours, so you didn’t care. You didn’t have to have arguments with anyone about how you ran your house.
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. He began staying out all night at 13 years old and would often steal jewelry from Stephanie and money from his father. “We’re all smart, aren’t we? ” Those emotional triggers are wrapped around deeply held dreams, fantasies, and expectations, all of which have implications for your ability to find your place within your stepfamily.
A Career Girl's Guide to Becoming a Stepmom: Expert Advice from Other Stepmoms on How to Juggle Your Job, Your Marriage, and Your New Stepkids by Jacquelyn B. Fletcher