Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do

Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do Author Wednesday Martin Ph.D.
ISBN-10 1517071380
ISBN-13 9781517071387
Year 2015-10-07
Pages 350
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Half of all women in the United States will live with or marry a man with children And what woman with stepchildren has notin order to defuse the often overwhelming challenges and anxieties she experiencesreferred to herself as a stepmonster What Hope Edelmans book has done for motherless daughters Wednesday Martins empowering and original Stepmonster does for stepmothers unlocks the emotional mysteries of why they think and feel and act the way they do Martin draws on her own experience as a stepmother interviews many stepmothers and stepchildren and gathers insights from literature psychology and evolutionary biology to reveal the little understood realities of this demanding role Stepmonster illuminates the harrowing process of becoming a stepmother exposes the myths and realities of being married to a man with children counteracts the prevailing notion that stepmothers are solely responsible for the problems they encounter identifies the five step dilemmas that create conflict and considers the emotional and social challenges men with children face when they remarry Stepmonster also sheds light on the history of stepmothering and the previously overlooked legacy of women with stepchildren everywhere Finally in an unexpected twist Martin shows why the myth of the Wicked Stepmother is at once an elaborate cultural fiction and our single best tool for understanding who real stepmothers are and how they feel

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