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Single Girls Guide to Marrying Him, His Ex-Wive and his kids
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I read this book in one sitting last night. It was great, so funny and charming. It seems like so much surrounding stepfamilies is gloom and doom and this book is a little more real. Not sugar coating anything, but showing positive sides of stepmothering as well as practical solutions to typical issues.

I loved the archetypical BM list. Mine is the Idolized Mom in Absentia. Also I loved "Dad and Stephanie's Household Rules." I find that clear expectations relieve a lot of tension and problems in my house. I'm thinking of drawing up a list of rules like this. The section on money was super helpful, too. Thank god my husband doesn't pay alimony or child support since we have full custody.

What I got out of this book was the same thing that I got from discovering this forum- just knowing that other people deal with the same BS that I do helps so much, even though I've been doing okay by myself for a long time and will continue to be okay, life is better when I know that I share burdens with other bio-moms and Smoms.
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RE: Single Girls Guide to Marrying Him, His Ex-Wive and his kids - by Meredith - 09-05-2012, 02:17 PM

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