The Courage to be a Stepmom: Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself

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Council Oak Books, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 306 pages
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"Sue Patton Thoele, popular aiuthor, psychotherapist, mother and stepmother, navigates the emotional labyrinth of ""stepmothering"" -- offering hands-on advice and practical skills for women who want not only to be good stepmothers but also to take good care of themselves. Thoele has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1974 and a stepmother for more than twenty-five years. She offers women more than the standard nuts-and-bolts advice; she offers women in transitional families fresh ideas and emotional support as they confront the complex demands of the stepmother role."
 

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User Review  - stepmomintraining - Overstock.com

My therapist recommended this book to me and it has been so helpful. I dont feel so alone or alienated and it reassures me that the struggles we are going through are normal and offers suggestions for dealing with the rough times. I definitely would recommend this book! Read full review

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User Review  - Erin aka The Flashlight Reader - Goodreads

A little preachy but Thoele makes a few good points. Read full review

Contents

to Why Stepmothering Is Difficult
20
A Wild Ride 29 to A Roller Coaster of Emotions 29 to Some of
44
Taking It One Step At A Time 73 to Antidotes for Stepmuddling 74
87
Holding Dad Accountable 96 to Dad Is Indispensable 97 to Keeping
107
Setting And Sticking To Limits And Boundaries 131 to Where Are
145
fa Strengthening Your Marriage
191
PartV fa Embracing The Kids
215
Calming the Churning Waters 242 fa Guts are Great Advisors 242
257
fa Gathering The Gifts
278
Epilogue fa Stepmother Emerita
295
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