Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Wednesday Martin

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

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: May 2009
ISBN: 9780547394312
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A groundbreaking and truly stepmother-centered way of understanding the tensions that seem to define relations between women and their stepchildrenHalf of all women in the United States will live with or marry a man with children. And what woman with stepchildren has not—in order to defuse the often overwhelming challenges of the role—referred to herself as a "stepmonster"?

As Hope Edelman does in her book for motherless daughters, Wednesday Martin’s empowering and original Stepmonster unlocks the emotional mysteries of why stepmothers think and feel and act the way they do. Martin draws upon her own experience as a stepmother, interviews with other stepmothers and stepchildren, and fascinating insights from literature, anthropology, psychology, and evolutionary biology to reveal the little-understood realities of this most demanding role.

Stepmonster illuminates the harrowing process of becoming a stepmother, considers the myths and realities of being married to a man with children, counteracts the cultural notion that stepmothers are solely responsible for the challenges they encounter, identifies the "Five Step-Dilemmas That Create Conflict," and considers the emotional and social challenges men with children face when they remarry.

Finally, in an unexpected twist, Martin shows why the myth of the Wicked Stepmother is our single best tool for understanding who real stepmothers are and how they feel.

[BACK FLAP][INSERT AUTHOR PHOTO]Wednesday Martin holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale. She was a regular contributor to New York Post's parenting page for more than five years, and her work has appeared in a number of national magazines. Martin, a stepmother for nine years, lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.
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Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Wednesday Martin
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2009
ISBN: 9780547394312
EAN:  9780547394312
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $12.99 eBook price: $10.99
Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Wednesday Martin
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2009
ISBN: 9780547394312
EAN:  2370005134726
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $12.99 eBook price: $10.99