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May 2015 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue:
Stepmom – Stepdaughter Relationships. Stepmoms with Anxiety. The Ex-wife. Interview with Ron Deal. Stigma of Being a Stepmom. Stepfamily House Rules.

THE MAY 2015 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
The Big Chill: Stepmoms and Stepdaughters
Why Your Relationship Isn’t As Close As You’d Like It to Be
BY TRISHA LADOGNA

Ain’t Nobody’s Business
A Stepmom’s Guide to Invasive Inquiries
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Stepmoms With Anxiety
Ways to Recognize and Manage Your Symptoms
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

The Green-Eyed Stepmom
5 Strategies for Understanding and Controlling Envy and Jealousy
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

The Great Stepfamily Divide
What to Do When Your Kids and His Kids Don’t Get Along
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Hard Work

GUY THEORY
A Stepmom’s House Is Her Home
She Can’t Always Control the Kids, but She Should Always Rule the Roost
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS
Overcoming Stepmom Shame
Life Beyond the Label
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE

TIMEOUT
Feeling Lonely?
A Stepmom’s Guide to Making (and Keeping) Good Friends
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW

LEGAL MATTERS
Choosing a Lawyer
Tips for Finding the Right Person to Represent Your Case
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

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

INSIDE SCOOP
20 Years Later
A Veteran Stepmom’s Advice to Others
BY ANONYMOUS

ASK JENNA
She’s All in Your Head
5 Techniques for Feeling Less Anxious About—or Annoyed by—His Ex
BY JENNA KORF

SPECIAL REPORT
The Smart Stepfamily Marriage
An Interview With Ron L. Deal
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Tiffany Bellows