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Feb. 2015 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue:
Valentine’s Day. Stepmoms and Resentment. Parenting Styles. Stepfamily Dynamics. Making your relationship your first priority. Legal Advice. Rebuilding Trust.

THE FEBRUARY ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES

Show Him That Love Is a Verb
4 Valentine Gifts That’ll Rock His World—and Yours!
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Swimmimg Upstream
How Stepfamily Life Conflicts with Basic Human Needs
(And What YOU Can Do About It!)
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

Stepmoms and Resentment
Why We Feel It and What to Do About It
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Clash of the Parenting Styles
How to Present a United Front When You’re Not on the Same Page
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW

Just for Today? LOVE
Without Rules. Without Words.
BY THE SECOND WIFE

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Love

COUPLES CORNER
An Unrivaled Priority
How to Put Each Other First in a Stepfamily
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

TIME OUT
When Valentine’s Day Hurts
Survival Tips for Stepmoms Who Dread the Holiday
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE

ASK JENNA
Are You a Fair-Weather Partner?
How to Be His Biggest Supporter (Even When You Don’t Agree With His Decisions!)
BY JENNA KORF

LEGAL MATTERS
Document, Document, DOCUMENT!
Got Kids and an Ex? Here’s Why You Should Write Everything Down
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

THE LOOKING GLASS
Our Monthly Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More

THE INSIDE SCOOP
Diary of a Former Stepmom
What I Learned from My Stepfamily Divorce
BY ERIN HALLSTROM

COMMUNICATION CORNER
He’s Got Your Back, Baby!
6 Tips to Help You Rebuild Trust in Your Partner
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

GUY THEORY
How to Be a Full-Time Father
(No Matter What the Custody Order Says)
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

VANTAGE POINT
Love Never Dies
Ways to Help Your Stepkids Love, Honor and Remember Their Mother
BY TAMMY DAUGHTRY, MMFT

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Rana Walker