Child Support, Alimony and Angry Ex-Wives: Learning to Let Go of Things You Can’t Control BY MARY T. KELLY, MA
What is it in your stepfamily life that you’re in a tug of war with? What things do you have no power over or ability to control— yet resist, resent, fight, argue over and set boundaries around to make seem as if something that “just is” isn’t? Where do you engage in exercises of futility?
Here are a few givens many have a hard time accepting:
* HIS KIDS
* HIS EX
* CHILD SUPPORT
* BOTCHED VACATIONS
I’m sure you’d add to that list. The point is to think over the things you resist, in your partnership and stepfamily life, and ask which you can change and which you cannot. …To read the rest of this article, log in and download the January 2018 issue. Don’t have an account? Click here to subscribe.