TABLE OF CONTENTS
Your New Year’s Resolution: Pull the Plug on Perfect
By Wednesday Martin, Ph.D.
Pave the way for moving forward in 2012 by putting an end to your fixation on happy endings and your conviction that you can somehow magically bring one about.
The Pain and the Power of Men
By Mary T. Kelly, M.A.
How men struggle, and thrive, in stepfamilies.
What Did You Call Me?!
By Peggy Nolan, MA, RYT
Has your husband ever called you by his ex-wife’s name? It’s not so much that it happens but how we deal with it when it happens.
Happiness: Is it Our Right or Our Responsibility?
By Heather Hetchler
Take the responsibility for your happiness out of the hands of your partners and stepkids.
Letter from the publisher
Readers respond to the December issue and share their New Year’s resolutions.
Lisa Bagshaw with some January rejuvenation for stepmoms.
Valerie Waldron Hedlund makes fitness a new year priority.
Lara Badain, Esq. on child support and health insurance.
Events, Resources and Community
Jenna Korf with a mom/stepmom success story.
Emily Bouchard, MSSW, with advice for when stepparents don’t understand their stepkids.
A cautionary tale from Susan Wisdom, M.A.
From the Kitchen
Elizabeth Guerra’s recipes to relish.
Heidi Ducato with a style personality quiz.
Crafts with Your Stepkids
Wendy L. Deppe keeps us warm.
Words of Wisdom