We were investigating what are the etiquette rules for greeting your stepmother on Mother’s Day and came to the conclusion that you can act according to the situation in your family. Here are a few scenarios when you should consider greeting your stepmother on Mother’s Day:
1. Your mother died when you were a child and your father remarried. In this case your stepmother raised you, she was a mother figure to you and that is why she should be greeted and celebrated on Mother’s Day.
2. Your parents divorced when you were a child and your father remarried. You always lived with your mother, but on weekends and holidays you have spent a lot of time with your father and stepmother and she always was nice to you and treated you as a family and you have developed a solid bond with her. In this case you should greet your stepmother on Mother’s Day.
3. If you don’t have a good relationship with your stepmother, but you feel like it will be appropriate to greet her on Mother’s Day, then don’t think twice and send her a card.
Situations when you are allowed to not greet your stepmother on Mother’s Day:
1. If your father remarried when you were an adult and already lived on your own.
2. If your father remarried and your stepmother is about the same age as you.
3. If your stepmother made it clear to you, that you are not welcome in her house.
Whatever is your situation, you should always keep in mind that every person loves to know that someone is thinking about them and appreciates what they have done. Being a great and loving stepmother is a really hard task and not everyone can handle it. Think about it, before you decide whether to greet or not your stepmother this Mother’s Day.