Top Ten Reasons to Not Even Bother Trying to Get Along with the Stepmom or Ex-wife

Zen_rocks
Too often our coping strategy
for the stresses of dealing with an ex-wife or stepmom revolves around… waiting it out. Somewhere in the back of your mind, you’re
hoping to eventually gain the upper
hand and then — once you do — well, it’ll be a cold day in hell before anyone
will ever wrench it away. Unfortunately
(fortunately?), that day never seems to come. When oh when will YOU ever get to
call all the shots? When do YOU get to run
the show? When do YOU get to be the one in control? Ahhhh
who are we kidding? Here are the top ten reasons to just throw in
the towel!

 

For Stepmothers:


10. She already hates me, there’s no changing her
mind, I’m sure she’s saying stabbing me in the back right now.
9. If it weren’t for her, we’d’ have a lot more money.
8. She’s such a terrible mother.  Just look at the way she ___. (fill in the blank)
7. It’s too hard, scary, weird, ____. (fill in the blank)
6. She’s such a control freak, meeting her halfway would just be hopeless.
5.   She tries too hard to micromanage his relationship with his own kids.
4. If I tried to actually get along with her, I’d just be letting her
off the hook for all the crap she’s pulled in the past.
3. Don’t I have enough on my plate without adding this to the list?
2. You mean getting along is even possible? Aren’t you a bit late for April Fool’s?

 

For Ex-wives:

10. She already hates me, there’s no changing her
mind, I’m sure she’s saying stabbing me in the back right now.
9. If it weren’t for her, he wouldn’t be such a crab about money.
8. She’s such a terrible stepmother.  Just look at the way she ___. (fill in the blank)
7. It’s too hard, scary, weird, ____. (fill in the blank)
6. She’s such a control freak, meeting her halfway would just be hopeless.
5. She tries too hard to take his attention away from his own kids.
4. If I tried to actually get along with her, I’d just be letting her off the hook for all the stuff she’s done in the past.
3. Don’t I have enough on my plate without adding this to the list?
2. You mean getting along is even possible? Aren’t you a bit late for April Fool’s?

 

And the Number One reason to not
even bother:

1. Enh… let’s face it. This woman
really IS a bitch!

 

Lotsa_hands
Inspired by the
thought-provoking list of Classic Complaints on stepfamily.org, as seen through the eyes of the
stepmom, ex-wife, ex-husband, stepfather, single mom and most importantly, the
stepkids. (They’re missing a list for
the Remarried Ex-Wife, but that’s a minor grumble. These lists are brilliant!)

© 2008 Jennifer Newcomb Marine All Rights Reserved

 

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  1. You’ve inspired me to write a list of 10 Reasons the stepmom and exwife should try to get along–thanks!

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