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May 2019 Issue

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Popular topics included in this issue: Mother’s Day. Infertility. Divorce Counseling. Competition With The Ex-Wife. Emotional Labor. Stepfamily Dynamics. → See below for the full table of contents.

THE MAY 2019 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES
I Wish He’d Met Me First!
What Stepmoms Who Feel “Second” Need to Know
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Stepmoms and Emotional Labor
Are You the Only One Working to Make Stepfamily Life Better?
BY SHELLY WARE, LMFT

The Self-Confident Stepmom
Why You Need to Stop Apologizing and Second Guessing Yourself—Right Now!
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Hey, Stepmom, Stop Comparing Yourself to Her
5 Ways to Avoid Keeping Score With The Ex
BY KELLY PALMQUIST, MSW

DEPARTMENTS
WORDS OF WISDOM
Presence vs. Presents on Mother’s Day
A Letter to Stepmoms Who Feel Forgotten
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

THE EX FACTOR
Divorce Counseling for Stepfamilies
Why Their Split Is Just the Beginning
BY TRACI MORENO, PSYD

THRIVING STEPMOMS
“I’m … More Than Just a Stepmom”
Have You Lost Touch With the Woman You Used to Be?
BY ANNA DE ACOSTA

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Struggling With Infertility on Mother’s Day
Making the Best Out of the Worst Day of the Year
BY LAURA L. MACK

S.O.S.
Celebrating Stepmoms on Mother’s Day
How to Make the Day Uniquely Yours
BY MICHELLE HARTER, LGPC

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Building a Stepfamily
Create a Structure That Won’t Fall Down
BY SUSAN LANCASTER, PGDIP

SHORT STORY
A Stepmom’s Tale of Healing
Evicting the Elephant in the Room
BY LAURA L. MACK

IN EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER
Erynne Erdtsieck

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
What I Want You to Know

FROM THE ARCHIVES
This Time Last Year

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