The Good, the Bad and the Surprising
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT
The stepkids are finally out of the house! No more arguments or confrontations with the ex. No more custody battles. No more last-minute schedule changes. No more stepfamily drama. We can finally move on with our lives and focus on our relationships. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
If you’re wondering what life may be like once your stepkids become adults,
read on for insights from three different stepmoms whose stepkids are grown: Wednesday Martin, PhD (author of “Stepmonster”), Julie D. (a stepmom of nine years who’s married to a widower) and yours truly.
As a stepmom coach, I thought I’d seen and heard it all. Yet, as you’ll soon find out, the range of experiences stepmoms have, in relation to both growing and grownup stepkids, is still surprising. Get a sense for what to expect via the candid Q&A which follows. …To read the rest of this article, log in and download the August 2018 issue. Don’t have an account? Click here to subscribe.