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When It’s Time to Burn a Bridge

You’ve heard the expression, “Don’t burn your bridges.” While this adage has some wisdom to it—we do live in a small world and you never know when you’ll cross paths with someone—sometimes you need to burn bridges with people so…
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Falling Out of Love

“I just fell out of love,” Emily said—she was determined to follow through with her divorce from Jake. “How do you just fall out of love?” Jake responded with a look of defeat written all over his face. “I’ve tried and tried.…
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5 Surprising Reasons Why You Have a Hard Time Saying No

Saying No! Do you feel like you are causing hurt, pain and inconvenience to others when you tell them ‘no’? People pleasing can seem like it is a positive trait, but when you consistently put others’ needs over your own, you become…
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How to End a Relationship with a Narcissist

Narcissists are notorious for blaming others, so they rarely assume responsibility for their own actions. They have little to no empathy for others. They rarely see themselves as part of the problem and will only do enough work to get things…
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Why Do Others Always Take Advantage of Me?

You’re a giving person. You like to see people happy, and you like it when they are happy with you. This is natural, isn’t it? Yes, absolutely. There are many natural givers in this world—people with temperaments that love to give…
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5 Secrets Only a Step Mom Knows

It’s no secret that being a stepmom isn’t easy. And if you went into this relationship like most people, you were blind to the difficulties to come--the moments and circumstances that seemed to strike you when you least expected it. Even…
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What Shocked Me About Being a Step Mom

Being a stepmom is not an easy job. Many times it is thankless, emotionally draining and time zapping. You work so hard to help these children navigate through the difficulties of their situation, and then they forget about you. Everyone likes…
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3 Steps to Being an Effective Stepmom - When You Don’t Get Along with the Children’s Biological Mother

Is your new life as a stepmom not what you thought it would be? You've been raising your own children (wonderfully, you might add), you've read all the books, perhaps you’ve even sought counseling to help you navigate the transition to step-motherhood…
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Help, I Don’t Understand My Step-Children!

Any parent will tell you that each child is unique and that you can recognize a child’s individual traits very early on: some cry a lot, others need constant attention, while some are perfectly content to play by themselves for hours. But…
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How to Not to Hate Your Husband’s Ex

If you are reading this, you are probably part of the small percentage of step-mothers who do not have an amicable relationship with your new children’s mother. Put another way, you’ve got baby mama drama. Despite all of your efforts and…