I’ll start by saying that most people have no idea how to help a step parent. I have heard the phrase, “You knew what you were getting into when you married him” so many times now it should be retired. For real. Unfortunately, it’s a lie.
No one, no matter how prepared or responsible they are, knows what being a stepmother is like until they become one. Nothing can prepare you for the uncertainty, the frustration, the sudden and disastrous need for approval, or the guilt and shock when approval isn’t given. To make matters worse, no one wants to discuss their feelings or frustrations for fear of being branded “the wicked stepmother”…so here we are in a free nation where step families are quickly becoming the most prevalent, and none of the women involved have a support system.
To be fair, I have possibly the most supportive and encouraging…
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