I have never written a story for this or any other site before, but I wanted to share to someone what I have been involved with over the past few months. I had a friend, my best friend in fact, get married to a guy (Adam) that I had not known.They had dated for a little over a year, but he was in the military deployed overseas.
All I found was one agency with some guys who were about 30 and looked like Chippendales dancers -- not quite what I had in mind. After all, I am pretty independent, have a good life, and do reasonably interesting things.
An irrational fear, as the chances of that happening are basically nil, but a common fear nonetheless. Think of any sort of milestone and you can be sure that mom wants to be there for it. Enter stepmom, and suddenly it’s real and it’s in her face. If she never thought she was a good business woman and you own your own business, that insecurity is magnified.
Same could be said for your intelligence, physical appearance, age, housekeeping skills, creativity, fashion sense, how much her kids enjoy being around you and your happy marriage. She perceives you as doing all the parenting while dad is “let off the hook.” Stepmoms often help their husbands out with household duties and life in general. You shuttle the kids back and forth to school or help with homework, you schedule appointments, etc…
Shock split: Reba with ex-husband Narvel Blackstock at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in 2009.
The pair divorced in October but continue to run their music management company together The couple had one son together, race car driver Shelby Blackstock.