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Why Did the Remarried Couple with Kids Make Two Turkeys?

Published by Wednesday Martin
Women with stepchildren often find holidays stressful. How to cope...
Women with stepchildren often find holidays stressful. How to cope...

If you're a woman with stepkids, you might already know the answer. How are you and your husband or partner with kids celebrating Thanksgiving? With or without the kids? Together or apart? Your relatives, his, or both? Who's cooking?


April Issue of StepMom Magazine!

Published by Wednesday Martin
Read all about it--including my article on disengaging
Read all about it--including my article on disengaging

The new issue of StepMom magazine is now available. In it, you will find sound advice, compassion and the information you need to keep yourself and your partnership strong. Hope you will have a look at my piece of Disengaging. What are the benefits of doing less in your remarriage with children? Is disengaging for you?


What Are Happily Married People Doing All the Time?

Published by Wednesday Martin
Now what? The secret to a happy marriage on psychologytoday.com
Now what? The secret to a happy marriage on psychologytoday.com

If you are married to or partnered with a man with an ex and kids, you need every leg up you can get to keep yourself sane — and keep your partnership alive. Hope you will read my latest on psychologytoday.com. Then tell your husband or partner what happily married people are doing all the time...and leave a comment!


What are the two most powerful words in a remarriage with children?

Published by Wednesday Martin
What are they saying?!
What are they saying?!

The August issue of Stepmom Magazine is live! In it you will find lots of helpful articles that address the topics that matter to you, including mine on the two most powerful words in a remarriage with children...Mary Kelly-Williams on grief in stepfamilies; Peggy Nolan on remarriage with kids and military deployment; as well as fantastic pieces by Joan Sarin, Susan Swanson, Susan Wisdom, and many other experts on repartnership with children. You'll have to subscribe to read the articles...but it's well worth the price. I know, it's really cheap of me to set you up this way.


Will You Divorce? One Factor Puts You At Greatest Risk

Published by Wednesday Martin
Not a pretty picture
Not a pretty picture


There's been a lot of talk in the media recently about the "science" of a healthy, happy marriage. Based on the last decade of research, experts have identified some factors that put a marriage at risk for divorce. Have a look at my latest post for psychologytoday.com on the topic...and tell me about it: Have you ever considered divorce in your remarriage/repartnership with children? What changed your mind?