You could stop walking on eggshells every time your stepkids came over
You could diffuse the stress instead of hiding out in the closet,
wanting to scream
at the top of your lungs because
this is all sooo unfair
You knew where to direct your energy, even when dealing with toxic situations like custody battles, transition day, medical bills, and fights over co-parenting
You were seen, heard, & valued.
You no longer felt so isolated, all alone, and misunderstood as a stepmom
You had clear boundaries for protecting you and your family from difficult inlaws, outlaws, and exes.