Overcome Dual-Family Conflict With Proven Strategies For Creating Peace At Home!


Many divorced moms and stepmoms feel doomed to a lifetime of power struggles when the other household is indifferent or openly hostile. 

Skirts at War is a reassuring and playful hands-on guide to thriving as a stepparent, remarried mom or single parent, even if the other side won't meet you halfway.

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How to handle some of the biggest problems 

Instincts - why yours are working against you - and what to do instead

Support - how to sidestep well-meaning, but sabotaging advice

Men - a man in the middle describes how fathers see their interconnected roles

Expectations - why your “perfectly reasonable” assumptions set you up for disappointment and resentment

Self-Worth - why old issues from your past are easily triggered and how to desensitize them

Boundaries - how to transfer responsibilities to the right shoulders and stop overdoing for others

About the author

Jennifer Newcomb Marine is the co-author of No One's the Bitch: A Ten-Step Plan for Mothers and Stepmothers, which was co-written with Carol Marine, stepmom to her children, and Skirts at War: Beyond Divorced Mom/Stepmom Conflict, with co-author Jenna Korf. 

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Praise for Jennifer's previous books:

"Wow, just wow! Jennifer Newcomb Marine and Jenna Korf have gifted us with what I now call the new bible for moms and stepmoms who are struggling to maintain their positions within their families without losing themselves in the process. Jenna and Jennifer trace the evolution of the fear both bio- and stepmoms experience in going against their natural instincts and shows us that we don’t have to stay stuck in our own, sometimes selfish, emotional universe. This book allows us to examine what we are really telling ourselves, not just as 

mothers or stepmothers, but as women. In an age where stepfamilies make up more than half of the marriages in the United States, this book is a breath of fresh air. Simply put, Skirts at War teaches us to assign issues to their rightful owners and release what we cannot control. As a stepfamily coach, I personally recommend this book to all parents and stepparents who want to move past the pain and fear and get to surviving and thriving!"  

Diane M. Greene, Publisher, Today’s Modern Family