Lessons Learned
Three Suggestions from Veteran Stepmoms​
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1. Let it go- Acknowledge all the massive pain, hurt and brutal unfairness. Then, LET IT GO. Holding on to it only hurts you from the inside.
2. It is not about you-even when it is directed at you. There is a wonderful quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: “When another person makes you suffer, it is because she suffers deeply within herself, and her suffering is spilling over. She does not need punishment; she needs help. That’s the message she is sending.
3. This too shall pass- Every day they are a little older and someday they will be on their own in the world without us. Do your best to be kind. It is not easy but it is always possible and when the day comes that they are gone you will know you did your best.
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