Let’s face it….sometimes being a stepmom can feel downright miserable!
Especially when you have:
stepkids who ignore you and are disrespectful
your spouse’s ex trying to sabotage your relationship with their kids
a spouse who sides with their kids instead of you
And all of that is really hard! Of course it is!
Unfortunately, it’s all too common in a blended family situation.
BUT real reason being a stepmom is so hard is because difficult stepkids, bio-parents, and spouses trigger our minds into a CHRONIC state of ‘fight or flight.’
You’ll know you’re suffering from this if:
you feel super anxious before, and during your stepkids’ visits home
your heart starts to pound in your chest whenever your partners’ ex calls
you feel like you’re walking on eggshells at home
your marital disputes turn really ugly, really fast
you feel completely drained – physically and emotionally
you’re having trouble concentrating at work
you’re having trouble sleeping
you’re using food or alcohol or retail therapy to deal with all of your anxiety
If you relate to ANYTHING on this list…there’s nothing wrong with you.
Your brain is simply in a chronic state of ‘fight or flight’ – and your mind isn’t rational in this state. Solving problems at home becomes impossible.
And the only REAL problem here is that no one has ever taught you how to OVERRIDE your natural fight or flight instinct.
So that you can calmly and confidently navigate the challenges you’re facing at home like the bada$$ wife and stepmom that you are.
And LEARNING how to override your fight or flight brain is simple – it just requires applying a few basic mind and body techniques.
When you master these techniques you learn how to instantly go from:
stressed out and anxious to…
calm and collected
And when you’re feeling calmer, you:
Don’t lash out at your spouse anymore
Parent your difficult stepkids with way less battling, and more respect
Stop worrying about the latest ridiculous thing the ex did or said
Manage your anxiety in healthy and productive ways
Stop overeating, or over drinking to numb out
Stop hiding out in your room so much
Have more energy to start working out again, or finally go for that promotion at work