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July 2020 Issue

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Popular topics included in this issue: Stepmom Burnout. Special Needs Stepchildren. Childless Stepmoms. Trauma Associated with Stepmothering. Stepfamily Love Languages. Bonding with Teenagers. Success Stories. Interview with “The Girlfriend Mom” Dani Alpert. And more! → See below for the full table of contents.

THE JULY 2020 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
Meet: Dani Alpert

The Girlfriend Mom
BY BRENDA OCKUN

Not in Love Anymore, Stepmom?
7 Ways to Fight Relationship Buzzkill
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

 ‘The 5 Love Languages’ for Stepfamilies
A Conversation With Ron L. Deal
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Why We Feel Powerless
How to Find Relief From the Trauma of Stepmothering
BY SUSAN HAWORTH, MED, MS

Stepchildren With Special Needs
A View Into the Stepmom’s Experience
BY BRITTANY LYNCH, BSCN

Success Stories, Part II of III
Couples Who’ve Made It Work:
Meet Heather & Andy Hetchler
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

DEPARTMENTS
VANTAGE POINT
Freedom From Burnout
How Stepmom Stress Can Lead to Liberation
BY BETH MCDONOUGH

EXPERT ADVICE
Healing From Trauma
5 Ways to Combat the Impact of Stepfamily Stressors
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

WORDS OF WISDOM
Being a Childless Stepmom
My 5-Step Journey From Pain to Peace
BY SARA SUSOV, EDS

THRIVING STEPMOMS
Rise Above
4 Things to Do When You Feel Unfairly Judged or Criticized
BY MEG BURTON TUDMAN, MBA

S.O.S.
Full House
Handling Extended or Unexpected Visits With Your Stepkids
BY ERIN CARELESS, PHD

THE NEXT GENERATION
Bonding With Teenagers
What COVID-19 Gave Our Stepfamily
BY KRISTA GIOVARA

IN EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER: Dani Alpert
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
SPOTLIGHT
MANIFESTO

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