The Happy Stepmother: Stay Sane, Empower Yourself, Thrive in Your New Family

Rachelle Katz, Ed.D., LMFT

Harlequin,  May 2010

If you're frustrated by having all the responsibilities of motherhood, with none of the recognition or reward, or worried that stepfamily issues are driving a wedge between you and your husband, then you're not alone -- and you can do something about it.

You found the love of your life, and you vowed to have, to hold and to stepmother. You always thought that in time you'd grow to be the perfect, loving family. So why does it seem that the harder you try, the more unappreciated you feel?

As a stepmother, therapist and founder of the popular Web site, Dr. Rachelle Katz knows all too well how challenging stepmotherhood can be. Based on thousands of in-depth interviews and the latest research, she's created a powerful program to help you:

  • Alleviate stress and take care of yourself
  • Bond with your new family
  • Set and enforce clear boundaries
  • Get the respect you deserve
  • Strengthen your relationship

paperback | ISBN: 9780373892259 | Publication Date: May 2010

"If 'Happy Stepmother' sounds like an oxymoron, you need this book. Rich with insight, encouragement and hope, The Happy Stepmother is an important addition to the self-help and step-parenting literature."
--Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., author of Stepmonster