Presumably rich beleaguered stepmothers. Coin your own terms for your family situation. I like to call us a unit. Realise this early doors and save yourself much future pain. My stepson calls me Tiff — use your name, or even better use mine. Be kind, be civil, but be honest about the boundaries of your relationship. Criticise the mother in front of your stepchild.
Posted by Shadra Bruce. I am very lucky to have been involved in the raising of five wonderful children, two of whom are my birth children an year old son and an 8-year old daughter and three that I inherited by marrying their father, who retained custody of the children after divorcing their mother. There cannot be two sets of rules — daddy rules and wicked stepmother rules — you and your spouse should communicate regularly and have a united set of family rules that everyone lives by. Do not try to compete with them-your husband loves you, but he loves them too.