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Accept what you can't change -- today -- and let yourself move on.



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Change yourself before you try to change someone else.

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Energize yourself by taking very good care of yourself. That's one of your most important jobs.

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Factor lots of fun into your steplife.

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Go for your goals, those for your family and those just for yourself, with everything you have.

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Investigate before you place blame; everything isn't always how it appears.

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Jump in softly, with one foot at a time. Stepfamily relationships are sensitive beings.

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Team up with your husband and run your family together.

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Understand that we're all imperfect.

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Voice your opinion quietly and you'll have a lot more listeners.

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Work hard for the family you want. Nothing worth having is easy.

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Yell for help when you need it. You don't have to handle everything alone.

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