Do you think there should be a day for Stepmoms?
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|Fri, 10-26-2012 - 3:26pm|
I was reading an article from ABCNews on dealing with divorce, and the addition of a stepmother into a family. It talked about the resentment and anger the birth mom had to work through, how she eventually was able to make peace and they found a way to co-parent together. The following from the article really stuck out to me:
The two mothers — mom and stepmom — and Jeff Levenson now attend birthday parties, school concerts and sporting events together, thanks to the critical changes they've made in their relationships.
The rules include: no bad-mouthing; respect rules and routines; and empathize, don't judge. But with all their advances, there's still some emotional territory left to navigate when it comes to one special day: Mother's Day.
"It is a very sensitive topic," Debi said. "And I don't know that I ever will want to share Mother's Day with her."
You can read the complete article at: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/AmericanFamily/story?id=124764&page=1#.UIrgCG_A-bJ
Do you think that it's the birth mom's "right" to have Mother's Day all to herself? Do you think that stepmoms deserve a day of honor all their own?