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April 2017 Issue

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Popular topics included in this issue: Love Languages. Loyalty Conflicts. Mini-Wife Syndrome. Stepfamily Wedding Planning. Special Events. Overcoming Resentment. Stepfamily Traditions. Adult Stepchildren.

THE APRIL 2017 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
Special Event Survival Guide for Stepmoms
Advice for Managing Life’s Milestones With Dignity and Class
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

“… Love Languages” Stepmom Style!
Use This Best-Selling Strategy to Connect With Your Stepfamily
BY JESSICA LEON, PHD, LCSW

The Ties That Bind
How to Navigate Loyalty Conflicts in Stepfamilies
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

Stepfamily Life Isn’t Fair!
Shake Resentment and Find the Happiness You Deserve
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Acceptance

EXPERT ADVICE
Supporting Adult Children
A Stepmom Struggles to Keep Her Cool Under Tense Conditions
BY RACHELLE KATZ, LMFT

STEPPING STONES
Here Comes the Bride
Creative Ways to Get the Kids Excited About Your Wedding Plans
BY AUDREY K. CADE, MS

POEM
Biggest Loser
Are We Putting a Price on Love?
BY LAURA S. MILAM, MEd

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

EXPERT ADVICE
Mini-Wife Syndrome
Getting Your Partner to Acknowledge the Other Woman in Your Life
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

STEPFAMILY LIFE
New Traditions for Today’s Stepfamilies
What I Wish Carol Brady Had Taught Us
BY SUSAN SCHILD

CRITIC’S CORNER
“Stepping Up to a Happy Stepfamily” Delivers Stories of Hope
A Fireside Chat and Review of Author Blythe Ward’s New Book
BY LIANA PALMERIO-MCIVOR, RP

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Caitlin Sherrill