Are you a childless stepmom?
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|Tue, 05-07-2013 - 1:37pm|
From an article in the Huffington Post, it's not uncommon for childless stepmoms to feel like second class citizens in their own home, there opinions aren't valued because they aren't a mother themselves:
"My opinions and observations aren't valued because I'm constantly being told that because I'm not a mother myself, I couldn't possibly understand how to raise kids."
"No matter how hard I've tried to be a part of my partner's life with his/her children, I continue to feel like an outsider."
The feeling of being an "outsider" and wondering if it will ever go away is almost universal for every childless stepmother I've worked with (and many stepmothers with children as well).
The author includes some good tips on dealing with feeling like an outsider, such as not taking it personally and focusing on your marriage.
Can you relate to feeling like an outsider?