What was happening in your stepfamily life that encouraged you to reach out for support?

I wasn’t happy. I started feeling like a different person and I knew something had to change.

When did you know you needed to reach out for support?

I knew it when my anxiety began taking over. I’ve always had a little anxiety in my life but becoming a stepmom increased my anxiety tenfold.

What was the most challenging thing you’ve encountered on your stepfamily journey?

The hardest thing was accepting that an outsider (my husband’s ex) would always play a role in my life. Learning to focus on my family and husband was number one.