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Claudette Chenevert (The Stepfamily Expert)
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Those who cannot love Some people cannot love you the way you want to be loved, because they are emotionally and spiritually frozen. They recoil from or avoid affection. You will never meet a deep penetrating gaze from their shallow eyes; only a surface glance. They will touch your hand with their hand, but never with their heart. They will serve your body but not your soul....
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I provide solutions to stepfamily problems and issues and take them from surviving in their relationship to THRIVING, one STEP at a time.
I can help you see possibilities and solutions and help you be accountable by listening and supporting you along the way.
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Taking Stepmoms from Surviving to THRIVING, one STEP at a time.

Stepfamilies don’t have more or less issues than traditional families. They're just different. Therefore, stepfamilies need different set of rules, tools and skills in order to live a cohesive family life.  

Claudette Chenevert, known as "The Stepmom Coach" provides advice, support and guidance to women who enter the “Instant Family” realm, feeling overwhelmed, misunderstood and isolated.

When Claudette became a stepmom in 1990, she soon realized just how different this was going to be compared to being a single mom.Claudette needed some answers not only for herself but for others. She became a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach as soon started her practice so that other women could find support and help for their relationships.

When she is not speaking to women’s groups, or conducting teleseminars, she offers group and one-on-one coaching to women around the world.

She is a contributing writer for Xpanded Family Magazine and Stepmom Magazine and is the author of "31 Days to Better Communication" and "Words of Hope, Inspirations and Wisdom for Stepmoms" Claudette is an active participant on many Facebook groups and has her fan page at 

For more on how to create cohesive and harmonious stepfamilies, go to and sign up for the FREE audio “The 3 Biggest Mistakes Stepfamilies Make”

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Proud Mom to a great son, proud Stepmom to 2 beautiful grown women, 2 great sons-in-law and grandma to 4 beautiful grandkids. Oh! Did I mention that I have the most wonderful husband ever??? I'm so blessed.
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