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Being a stepmom is like having a dirty little secret nobody wants to talk about.

Despite stepfamily statistics, which suggest that 42 percent of American adults have at least one step relative in their family, many people still cringe when they hear the word "stepmother." This explains why women often avoid conversations about their step status, whether on the soccer field sidelines or at neighborhood cocktail parties.

On those rare occasions when the topic is offered up for discussion, it's not uncommon for a stepmother's friends and family to offer well-meaning advice. Yet, with all due respect, unless your loved ones are stepmoms, too, they probably have no idea what they're talking about. Advice from those who lack any sort of stepfamily experience can range from contradictory to condescending.

Read more...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brenda-ockun/5-boldfaced-lies-about-be_b_6940396.html

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