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December 1st, 2008, 06:35 AM
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I saw this on another board I frequent and wanted to share it with you. I thought it really hits on some of the sore points we deal with from time to time in our blended families. I know we could all add to the list but I really thought this was a good starting point

Stepmother’s Bill of Rights

1. Our marriage is our first priority, and we will address all issues together.

2. I will be part of the decision-making process in my marriage and family at all times.

3. People outside the immediate family - including ex-wives, in-laws and adult children - cannot make plans that affect my life without my consent.

4. I will not be responsible for the welfare of children for whom I can set no limits.

5. I must be consulted about which children will live with us, when they can visit and how long they will stay.

6. I will not be solely responsible for housework; chores will be distributed fairly.

7. I will be consulted regarding all family financial matters.

8. Others may not violate my private space at home, nor take or use my possessions without my permission.

9. I will never be treated as an “outsider” in my own home.

10. My husband and stepchildren must treat me with respect.
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December 1st, 2008, 02:03 PM
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I love #4 and #6

Very good points and I think that they really do apply!

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