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Oct. 2015 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: Loyalty Conflicts. Dealing with a Difficult Ex-Wife. Outsider Syndrome. Benefits of Stepfamily Life. Helicopter Parenting. Same-Sex Stepcouples.

THE OCTOBER 2015 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES:
A Stepmom’s Fatal Attraction
Yes, You Can Stop Obsessing Over His Ex
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Stepmoms and Outsider Syndrome
7 Ways to Ease the Pain of Feeling Left Out
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Happily Ever After
5 Benefits of Stepfamily Life
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

Stepmoms and Loyalty Conflicts
How and Why We Engage in No-Win Competitions
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Same-Sex Stepfamilies
To Be, Or Not to Be, in the Closet?
BY TRISHA LADOGNA

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Being Scared

GUY THEORY
Dad vs. Stepdad? No Contest!
Biological Dads Deserve to Feel Special—Rather Than Threatened
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Helicopter Parenting
Stop Hovering So They Can Take Flight
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW

LEGAL MATTERS
Courtroom Horror Stories
From Silly to Shocking: What Happens in Family Court Runs the Gamut
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

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

EXPERT ADVICE
Stepmom Q&A: Do I Take a Back Seat?
Deciding Who Sits Up Front and Who Sits In Back
BY RACHELLE KATZ, EDD, LMFT

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Tonya Hall