By Jacquelyn B. Fletcher
You have a thrilling, enjoyable task. you have got fallen in love with the fellow of your dreams—and met his 3 young ones! Now what? Jacquelyn B. Fletcher indicates how any expert girl became spouse and immediate stepmother can construct at the abilities she employs at work—organization, team-building, goal-setting, and planning—to be successful at domestic in her new position as stepmom. Drawing at the newest examine, her personal reviews, and people of alternative real-life stepmothers, Fletcher deals suggestion, wish, encouragement, and much-needed solutions to universal conundrums, including:
- Why do not i've got keep an eye on over my very own schedule?
- What form of dating do i need with my stepkids?
- What if i would like to have a toddler of my own?
- How will we create the cheap that feels reasonable if I earn more money than my husband does?
A occupation Girl's consultant to changing into a Stepmom is vital studying for the pro lady who has it all—and then by surprise has greater than she expected.
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Extra resources for A Career Girl's Guide to Becoming a Stepmom: Expert Advice from Other Stepmoms on How to Juggle Your Job, Your Marriage, and Your New Stepkids
Georgianne, a consultant for a luxury car manufacturer, became a stepmother to four children ranging in age from 8 to 15 when she married her husband, T. , at 43 years old. She had lived alone for thirteen years prior to that. She’s an independent woman who loves to spend time alone and she catered to those qualities by choosing a career as a consultant so she can work in her home office. What Is a Stepmother? ~ 43 At the time of her marriage, her stepchildren all lived with their mother three hours away, but six months after the wedding, two of the children asked to move in full-time with their dad.
They have deep roots in our psyches that can take years and some painful admissions to uncover. But if we dig up those unspoken beliefs or unrealized dreams, we can examine them so their power over our daily interactions lessens. Answer the questions below to see if any of these common fantasies are influencing you. Once upon a Time 1. What did you imagine your married life would be like? 2. In what ways is your current situation like what you imagined? 3. In what ways is it different? 4. Is it okay for you to express sadness about the ways in which it is not what you expected?
Provide feedback. Can you talk to your husband and stepchildren about what it’s like to be in their family? Can you tell them what you need? 5. Be receptive. Can you listen to your new family and hear what they need from you? Can you let them influence you? 38 ~ A Career Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Stepmom * * * Most resources for new stepmoms advise unearthing your expectations, but how can you figure out what your expectations are until you live them? How can you find your role in your stepfamily until you share a home with the people who will help you define it?