I thought this book would be more like a Q & A type of thing . . . it did address some situations, but there was a lot of things like "the traditional "garden variety family . . . we hold the responsibility and priviledge of nurturing and nourishing the fragile buds of our society's emerging hybrid family" and "in our quest for wholeness, become quiet and ask the wisdom of your heart to lead you as you seek to illuminate your unique shadow self." Not really my cup of tea - thought it would be more straightforward. I did learn a few tips, but I would say this book was "good" - not "great".
Very good book for stepmothers and stepmothers to be.
Sue Patton Thoele, a psychotherapist and stepmother of twenty-five years, knows just how difficult it is to be a stepmother. But she also knows the rewards can be plentiful. In this groundbreaking book, Ms. Thoele navigates the emotional labyrinth of "stepmothering" - offering hands-on advice and practical skills for women who want to be good stepmothers, but still take care of themselves.
Anyone who is a stepmother knows the challenges faced. This book offers some great tips on how to successfully deal with the frustrations and how to still take time out for yourself and your marriage.
THE ABSOLUTE BEST! A MUST READ!