Do stepmoms get a bad rep?
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|Fri, 07-27-2012 - 2:01pm|
The Huffington Post has an article that I think some of you can relate to, talking about how stepmoms try very hard to adjust to their new family, but are often met with obstacles they didn't anticipate. It also discusses how their husbands usually don't understand what they are going through and tend to invalidate their feelings:
The unfortunate truth is that many stepmothers actually bend over backwards in their efforts to woo the affections of their new families, and are discouraged by the cool civility or blatant hostility. Acutely sensitive to slights, they're likely to respond emotionally to landmines along the way.
Their husbands and confidantes may reassure them that things should ultimately improve and urge them to not take it personally. But of course they'll take it personally! They may blame themselves for not trying hard enough or doing things all wrong, when, in fact, they did the best they knew how.
Could you relate to the article?