Are you a stepmom? One of the best ways not to feel like a wicked stepmother is to accept your husband just like he is. But how can you do it when you may be struggling to accept everything (and everyone) that comes with him?

Accepting Your Husband

  1. Remember that part of your paycheck belongs to another woman.
  2. Remember that his children came before you in time.
  3. Think about whether or not your heart is committed enough to his children.
  4. Remember he carries guilt for his part in a broken marriage.
  5. Remember he has to unlearn old patterns of relating and has to learn to live with you.

You can find more great info in my book But I’m Not a Wicked Stepmother!


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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