insecurity


Why Step-Moms Get Jealous & Insecure in the Most Stable Relationships

One of the things I see step-moms struggle with over and over is feeling jealous and insecure when it comes to the ex. We know in our heads it doesn’t make sense. We know in our hearts our men love us. We know that our men chose us day after […]

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Lessons Learned When I Embraced My Role as Second Wife

Coming into my role as a second wife to the love of my life was no easy feat. It’s as if everywhere I turned there was another reminder of his former life, of the woman he loved before me. It was inescapable, perpetual torture. I wanted to surprise his mom […]


Stepmoms: Quit Comparing Yourself to His Ex!

This article is a reader’s experience kindly shared with other readers… I’ve ALWAYS obsessed with comparing myself to my husband’s ex and today I’m making it public.  I fixated on her looks, parenting skills, her previous and current relationship with my husband, her hatred for me, and the list goes […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

Wow! Ever feel like your stepchild doesn’t like you? This can be a constant feeling.  A feeling that creeps up then leaves as quick as it came. Or if you are lucky, something you hardly, if ever, have to deal with. Me, I’m in the middle. One day I feel […]


11 Reasons Why Your Husband’s Ex-Wife Hates You

A question I’m often asked is “Why does my husband’s ex-wife hate me when I’ve never done anything to her.”  Thousands of stepmoms are perplexed by this.  So, here is a list of the most common reasons your husband’s ex might not think too fondly of you. 1. She doesn’t […]

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