Stepwives: (n) (1) ex-wife and current wife to the same man, mother and stepmother to the same children; (2) women destined to battle for the love and control of their families...until now!
Lynne and Louise were stepwives for ten years. While they managed a barely civil relationship, each was seething with anger on the inside. It all boiled over in an ugly scene on the day Lynne saw that Louise was wearing shoes identical to her own favorite pair, and then they knew they had to find a new way of being a family.
With the guidance of marriage and family therapist Marjorie Vego Krausz, Lynne Oxhorn-Ringwood and Louise Oxhorn developed a ten-step program that has helped thousands of women begin to go from sworn enemies to CoMamas. You don't have to follow the program together with your stepwife; even if only one of you follows the plan, your stepwife relationship and the happiness of your family will improve. Learn how to:
-Establish a good working relationship with your stepwife
-Put the children first
-Understand your husband's/ex-husband's role and how he can help
-Handle vacations, holidays, and other big occasions
Packed with quizzes, lists, and other helpful tools, Stepwives
can show you how to step into her shoes
and have a peaceful, cooperative relationship with your stepwife.
About the Author
Lynne Oxhorn-Ringwood (the ex-wife), Louise Oxhorn (the stepmother), and Marjorie Vego Krausz, Ed.D., M.F.T., conduct CoMamas seminars across the country. The CoMamas Association may be found at www.comamas.com. Louise and Lynne live in San Diego. Dr. Krausz, who has been working in the field of psychology for almost thirty years, has a private practice in La Costa, California.