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Money Matters

Money Matters

  Money is a complicated aspect of most relationships, and is one of the most commonly cited reasons behind couples divorcing. Typically this is not down to a lack of finances, but to a lack of compatibility in financial goals and management (Payne, Olver & Roth, 2015). For stepcouples, the strain of financial obligations is even more complex and layered.…

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Inside and Out

Inside and Out

One of the most common experiences reported by stepmoms is that of feeling like an outsider. You are joining an already formed family with a shared history, established traditions, and a biological bond that is stronger than anything. I think this can be particularly tough to navigate for childless stepmom. I remember those early movie nights – the three of…

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