It’s the book that probably should have been written before “No One’s the Bitch.” (NOTB is more Kumbaya-let’s-all-get-along. Skirts at War is more real-life-this-sucks-now-what?)
If you’re stuck with the other household and they have no interest in getting along with you – or are actively hostile – are you doomed to a life of misery until the kids are out of the house?
Luckily, there is a way to find happiness, regardless of how the other woman or household is behaving – and we, and countless reader comments – will show you how. Skirts at War is a 250-page, comprehensive guidebook to creating a calm, nurturing family on your own terms and finding (personal) peace with a counterpart who has no interest in forging a relationship with you.
You will learn:
* Why your instincts are working against you – and what to do instead
* How to tune out well-meaning advice and tune into truth-telling, kick-in-the-pants wisdom
* How men see our roles and conflicts – in the words of a man in the middle himself
* Why your “reasonable” expectations set you up for disappointment and resentment
* How to stop overdoing for others and transfer responsibilities to the right shoulders (not yours)
* Why old issues from your past are easily triggered and how to desensitize them
- Playful assessments, quizzes and thought-provoking journal questions
- Scores of personal stories and comments from our private community members, eager to share their hard-won insights
We’ve even included a chapter for the men, written by Jenna’s husband, writer Mario Korf. It’s short and direct, just how men prefer it.
Written by Jennifer Newcomb Marine, author of “No One’s the Bitch: A Ten-Step Plan for Mothers and Stepmothers” (GPP Life, 2009) and certified stepfamily and relationship coach, writer Jenna Korf.