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March 2015 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue:
Detaching. Disengaging. Ex-wife. Setting Boundaries. Role Ambiguity. Outsider Syndrome. “What is Normal?” Stepfamily Dynamics. Social Media. Parenting His Kids. Stepcouple Communication.

THE MARCH ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES

The Stepmom Step Back
Know the Difference Between Detaching and Disengaging
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

There’s No X in Marriage
How to Keep HIS Ex Out of YOUR Relationship
BY JENNA KORF

Gender Roles in Stepfamiles
How Traditional Thinking Can Set You Up to Fail
BY TRISHA LADOGNA

Stepmoms in Uncharted Territory
Advice to Help You Navigate the Discomfort of Stepfamily Life
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Beyond Stepmom Stress
What Your Anger Is Really Trying to Tell You
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Going the Distance

COMMUNICATION CORNER
Sharp-Tongued Stepmoms
Learn to Control Your Words and Take Charge of Your Life
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE

INSIDE SCOOP
Avoiding Roadblocks
A Stepmom’s Guide to Setting and Enforcing Boundaries
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

LEGAL MATTERS
Stepfamily Life and Social Media
What You Post Can Be Used Against You!
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ.

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

THE NEXT GENERATION
Inspire the Behavior You Desire
5 Ways to Get Your Stepkids to Do What You Want Them to Do
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW

TIME OUT
Nurturing Your Needs
The Benefits of Setting Boundaries With Your Stepkids
BY GAYLA GRACE

GUY THEORY
Parenting Your Kids
It’s a Stepmom’s Option— Not Her Obligation
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Heather J. Scott