The Happy Stepmother

Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You found the love of your life, and you vowed to have, to hold, and to stepmother. You always thought that in time you'd grow to be the perfect, loving family. So why does it seem that the harder you try, the more unappreciated you feel?

As a stepmother, therapist, and founder of the popular Web site stepsforstepmothers.com, Dr. Rachelle Katz knows all too well how challenging stepmotherhood can be. Based on thousands of in-depth interviews and the latest research, she's created a powerful program to help you:

  • Alleviate stress and take care of yourself
  • Bond with your new family
  • Set and enforce clear boundaries
  • Get the respect you deserve
  • Strengthen your relationship
    ©2010 Rachelle Katz (P)2012 Audible, Inc

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    Helpful at first, but too long

    My first impression of this book was, “Wow!Someone is putting that experience into words! I’m not the only one!” But that was the beginning. The book deserves credit for its content, but I found myself skipping through chapters because the situations the narrator was describing did not relate to me at all. That’s personal. Everyone’s step situation is different. But be aware that it may be difficult to sit through the parts that aren’t relevant to you. The sign offs at the end of each “Stepmothers Speak” is a little cheesy and I could have done without that. It also leans more into self love and boundaries, than particular step situations at some points. I enjoyed that idea but it was a little common sense to me. I really wanted to like it. I am still searching for a quality step parent related book, but between lengthiness and robotic narration, I don’t think this was the one for me.

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    horrible

    What would have made The Happy Stepmother better?

    I couldn't make it past fifteen minutes. This could have been written a hundred years ago.

    What was most disappointing about Rachelle Katz’s story?

    What wasn't.

    How could the performance have been better?

    sounded like a robot

    Any additional comments?

    Wish I could get my money back it was my first audible try....it's also my last. what a waste of money.

    10 people found this helpful