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

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When faced with often overwhelming challenges, what woman with stepchildren is unfamiliar with that "stepmonster" feeling? Half of all women in the United States will live with or marry a man with children. To guide women new to this role and empower those who are struggling with it, Wednesday Martin draws upon her own experience as a stepmother. She's frank about the harrowing process of becoming a stepmother, she considers the myths and realities of being married to a man with children, and she counteracts the cultural notion that stepmothers are solely responsible for the problems that often develop. Along the way, she interviews other stepmothers and stepchildren and offers up fascinating insights from literature, anthropology, psychology, and evolutionary biology that explain the little-understood realities of this unique parent-child relationship. Martin also explains—in an unexpected twist—why the myth of the Wicked Stepmother is the single best tool for understanding who real stepmothers are and how they feel.
Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Family + Relationships, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Parenting / Stepparenting, General
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Author: Ph.D. Wednesday Martin
Language: English
Street Date: September 29, 2015
TCIN: 50340349
UPC: 9781494517410
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-9458

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