S.M.A.C.K.s for Stepmoms: Don’t Give Up

27 10 2008

I recently spoke with a stepmom who had long ago given up hope that she would ever develop any kind of positive relationship with her adult stepdaughter, whom she had raised from early adolescence. Recently, she and her stepdaughter, who is now 27, spent three days together, and they were able to talk about things for the first time. “It’s two steps forward, one step back, but I guess the lesson is, you never give up on people,” the stepmom said. “I thought I would have to be defensive with her for the rest of my life. But I have hope now.”

Choose someone you’re not going to give up on. This doesn’t mean you’re going to allow yourself to be walked all over. But you’re not going to give up hope that someday this person will come around.

Visit my other blog www.smackyourinnercritic.com for more about how to S.M.A.C.K. your Inner Critic.

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