[Trailer] A few months ago I interviewed a mother and a step-mother, Jennifer and Carol, two women whose book, No One's The Bitch: A Ten-Step Plan for the Mother and Stepmother Relationship had just been published by Globe Pequot Press. Their book quickly became a best-seller on Amazon.com, briefly reaching the #1 spot in the family category. I was really intrigued by what they had to say to social workers - or anyone who works with families. They were saying, "do not forget about the mother / step-mother relationship, it is perhaps the most important relationships to address in a blended family." Well, their message has caught the attention of major media outlets like the Washington Post, and most recently the Dr. Phil show. Although the interview is not ready for prime time, I wanted to give you a preview of the podcast in advance of their appearance on the Dr. Phil show, Tuesday, December 1st. In this three minute excerpt, Jennifer and Carol are talking about some of the typical issues that the mother / step-mother relationship brings. Enjoy this preview, and watch them on the Dr. Phil show Tuesday, December 1st.
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The Blub from the Dr. Phil Show
Tuesday - December 1, 2009
How to Get Along with Anyone
Is there someone in your life you just can’t stand? Wouldn’t life be easier if you could find a way to make peace? Dr. Phil speaks with people who often struggle to get along: ex-wives and stepmoms. Jennifer and her ex-husband’s new wife, Carol, hated each other for two years, until one pivotal moment changed their relationship forever. Together, they wrote the book, No One’s the Bitch, which offers 10 steps to strengthening the stepfamily -- starting with the women. Then, Lori says she’s had a tense and rocky relationship with her husband’s ex-wife and says the past eight years have been difficult. Can Dr. Phil help these women negotiate a new relationship? There are 1,300 stepfamilies forming every day in the U.S. Just what are the boundaries for a stepmother when it comes to parenting? Learn what you can do to ensure a happy and healthy extended family.
Marine, J. N. and Marine, C. (2009). No one's the bitch: A ten-step plan for the mother and stepmother relationship. Guilford, CT: GPP Life.
APA (5th ed) citation for this podcast:
Singer, J. B. (Host). (2009, November 30). Trailer for the "No One's the Bitch" podcast [Trailer]. Social Work Podcast. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://socialworkpodcast.com/2009/11/trailer-for-no-ones-bitch-podcast.html