The evil stepmom

New book dispels myths about a complicated and confusing relationship

Rarely, if ever, do women who marry men with children have an easy road ahead. In her new book Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel and Act the Way We Do, author Wednesday Martin channels her own experience as a stepmother to offer advice to others in her shoes. The musings aren’t just her own; the suggestions come from bone fide stepfamily experts. Contrary to popular belief, they advise putting the adults first, and spending time one-on-one to diffuse what is often a confusing group dynamic.


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