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June 2013 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue:
Father’s Day. Articles For the Men. Emotional Intelligence. Parental Alienation. Expecting Stepmoms. Stepmoms-to-be. College Funding. Bullying. Couples Communication.

A special Father’s Day edition with articles for the men!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
Repeat After Me … 5 Important Mantras for Repartnered Men
by WEDNESDAY MARTIN, Ph.D.
This Father’s Day and going forward, here are some mantras to help dads recover some peace of mind.

The Secrets We Keep: 10 Things Stepmothers Really Want You to Know
by BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

There are a few things your partner wishes you just knew—the innermost thoughts that might be hard for you to hear.

Hard Times Loop: One Man’s Perspective on Stepfamily Life
by HEATHER HETCHLER with ANDY HETCHLER
StepMom Magazine contributor Heather Hetchler interviews her husband, Andy, on how it feels when he is locked in a negative cycle regarding stepfamily issues.

Grow Up! The Shocking Reality of Adult Bullies in Stepfamilies
by DIANNE MARTIN, B.S.W.
This article highlights bullying issues and offers some ideas for those stepmoms and their partners who are being bullied by members of their stepfamily network.

Emotional Intelligence and the Stepmom: Empathy
by JOAN SARIN, M.S.
Part six of an ongoing series that examines the fundamental EQ competencies of knowing yourself, choosing your responses and giving of yourself.

DEPARTMENTS
BRENDA’S CORNER
Letter From the Publisher

STEPMOM MEMOIRS: Take Two: Becoming a Dad for the Second Time
BY STACY SPENCER THOMPSON

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Solutions That Work!
Learn How Some Men Figure Out The Secrets to Stepfamily Success

BY MARY T. KELLY, M.A.

LEGAL MATTERS
How to Avoid Unnecessary Legal Headaches with Your Ex-Wife
: Common Sense Advice for Fathers
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ.

SPECIAL REPORT: Parental Alienation Syndrome
What To Do When Your Ex Is On a Campaign To Turn the Kids Against You
BY SUSAN DAVIS SWANSON, Ph.D., LCSW

COUPLES CORNER: My Dear Husband: Why He Makes It All Worth It
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE

LIFE WITH LISA: Measure of a Man: Two Stepdads Who Made All the Difference
BY LISA BRADSHAW

ON THE MONEY: College Funding and Stepchildren: What You Need to Know About Financial Aid
BY EMILY BOUCHARD, MSSW

FOOD AND FUN: Craft: Handmade Journal, Recipe: Father’s Day BBQ
BY ASHLEY GRANT

STYLISH STEPMOM: Men’s Style: Basics Going Bold
BY HEIDI DUCATO

OUTLOOK: Happy Father’s Day! Celebrating the Men We Love