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Why did I create this group?
I was tired of feeling alone with this issue and I find it difficult to discuss certain challenges with my fiancé. Plus, I wanted to meet new friends!
Also, it is a unique position, and if your friends and family are NOT stepmothers themselves, they usually have NO IDEA where you're coming from.
It has been a challenge to say the least, not so much with the children themselves, but with their father, who is very lenient and conflict-avoidant.
I have no children of my own, so that is an issue that makes me feel further isolated, even to most people, as most women my age are parents themselves.
The purpose of the group is to offer feedback, support, humor, understanding ears to vent to, and to help dispel the myth of being wicked! We are seeking others in similar situations as an opportunity to receive feedback, offer comfort, and humor in a positive, upbeat, fun way.
Who should join:
Looking forward to getting to know you!
Eva and Athena
"Putting your wife first doesn't mean ignoring or neglecting your children emotionally, physically or financially. It means that you do not allow your children to disrespect, demean or dishonor your wife. It also means that you partner with her and don't undermine her role."
-Laura Petherbridge, "Advice from the Experts" inside the June issue of StepMom Magazine
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