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I A Step Mom

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    Just Call Me Mary Poppins...

    I am a mother of two adult children with a bf/fiancee of 2 young children. I met him just after his exwife decided to work the system and charge him wth everything under the sun to be able to a)keep the house and b) keep the kids as an income. we started off as friends..he...
    dulliath dulliath 46-50, F 2 Responses May 7, 2010

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    Blind-sided

    I am a step mom to three daughters.  Well, not a legal step mom, but I have been acting like it for three years now.  I watch them every other week and do all the things a parent does for their child, I cook, clean, do laundry, homework, take them on bike rides...
    leftylocks leftylocks 26-30 4 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    Total Crazyness

    My husband of 8 years has a son that is a MAJOR problem!  He lies, steals(money, etc from other kids in the house), and manipulates his father to get his way!  Every time that someone in the house says something to my husband he immediately yells and blames everyone except his...
    exhausted123 exhausted123 36-40 Nov 7, 2011

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    New To All This

    I am 27 and have been with my boyfriend for 4 months. We are crazy about each other and although we are a new couple we are very sure we want to spend our lives together. theres only one problem, him and his ex have a 4 year old daughter. the relationship ended last year but...
    elfmunn elfmunn 26-30 4 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I Am The Step Mom Of 3 Grown Children

    I have been married for over 20 years, the stepchildren are 31,33 and 36 and we have 7 grandchildren. The kids: The youngest - the boy and the oldest a girl have always been problems.  They both have mental health issues, though the boy was only treated for 2 years when his...
    isabellaga isabellaga 51-55 May 28, 2012

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    Baptism Of Fire!

    At 26 I inherited 3 children a 5 year old step daughter and 9 and 11 year old boys. They were a total mystery to me!Almost 11 years on they are some of my best friends and make me feel like I suceeded in being a Step Mum....but yes, I enjoy being an Evil Step Mum too!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Need Help

    Hello! I am 31 years old and the mother of a great 7 year old daughter. I have raised her by myself for the last 7 years since her father left me while I was pregnant and never showed up again. Don't worry, it was not a big loss. He was abusive and would probably be abusive to...
    acoutlee acoutlee 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2009

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    I'm new. I'm a struggling step mom to a almost 17 yr old girl. I've been in her life for almost 8 years. There is zero connection. I've struggled to find common ground or even...
    mnmama mnmama 31-35, F 6 Responses May 11

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    and a ruler, a belt, hand. whatever my step mom puts her hand on
    edwoodsuper7 edwoodsuper7 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    On the outer image, people would always see a mom and a daughter clinging to each other as if their life depended on it. However, as the quote says, "Believe only half of what you...
    lifeishard0 lifeishard0 13-15, F 32 mins ago

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    I lost my mom three months ago I feel like it was three minutes ago. The thought that I will no longer see her on this earth is shaking me to the core. I'm not one to post on...
    Bootoou Bootoou 51-55, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Well, I don't really "hate" her... A few weeks ago, I flew my stepdaughter in to DC to meet up with my husband, me, my dad, and my stepmom for a week's vacation. I haven't spoken...
    maemaddy maemaddy 31-35 2 Responses May 7

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    im 20 still living with my parents my dad died when i was 18 and now i got this step dad. he is verbally abusive. he yells and curses at my mom everyday. i ask my mom why do u stay...
    Kingkneeler Kingkneeler 18-21, M 1 Response May 18

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    Well, my second stepdad. My mom is in the process of divorcing his abusive *** right now. I hate that man. If you can even call him a man.. Hate him with all my heart. He would...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 16-17, F 5 Responses May 14

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    I am getting married to an amazing man in 61 days. I couldn't be happier with him....his 3 kids are a different story. I also have 3 children and understand that mine are also...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 19

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    when i was seven my mom remarried to a guy she met in high school claimed she loved him. after my first stepfather and the abuse he gave me. it felt like finally things were...
    goalkeeper2 goalkeeper2 16-17 May 10

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    My mom and my step dad are crazy first let's talk about my mom every time I have such little mess she starts yelling and when I was little she used to beat me phisically and with a...
    Mohid101cool Mohid101cool 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Almost right after my parents got divorced my dad starting seeing a new woman from work (this caused my mom, me and my siblings to believe there had been an affair going on). They...
    Mmbpink Mmbpink 13-15, F 1 Response May 7

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    Well, it's that one out of the year where Mothers are celebrated and loved. What about Stepmom's who help raise their partners children and some whose step kids live with them full...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I really just need to vent. With all this Mother's Day **** going on today I need to express how I feel about this. My mom was a great woman. She cared for me and my brother. She...
    DaFufinator DaFufinator 18-21, M 2 Responses May 11

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    I hate my stepdad. He's the reason my mum doesn't fight for us and lost her backbone. He is very biased to his two sons (one of them is my stepsibling, the other my halfsibling...
    sofiahafirda sofiahafirda 16-17, F May 17

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    Okay, maybe hate is too strong to use. Let me begin. My mum and real dad had me when they was 18 and split up when I was born, never really got back together so I don't get upset...
    Rubyalexander Rubyalexander 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    This is one of the memorable moment I had in over 3 years. I have others but this one exceeds them all. If only I could go back to this time in my life. It is a amazing thing...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F May 3

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    Let me apologize first, this is going to be but long. But I still want to hear your advice.... I've been with my fiancé(L) for 7 years, he has a 9 years old boy(R) that I met him...
    Mooncake1028 Mooncake1028 26-30, F 3 Responses May 16

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    This is my first post...I seriously can't keep it in anymore. I hate my stepdad so much. He's lazy, unemployed, anti-social, and a total loser. Everyday, he just stares at his...
    Crescent1514 Crescent1514 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    when I was 2, she got cancer. really bad cancer and she was only supposed to live for a few more weeks. and she lived for 4 more years- for me. she wanted to make it to my sixth...
    sophietemple sophietemple 13-15, F 2 Responses May 9

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    For a lot of reasons. I don't even know when to start. Growing up she was never around. She was always working. But when she was not she would be out with friends or boyfriends...
    photosin photosin 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    What a terrible thing! Spanking children! Don´t you think? Children who are spanked grow up to become violent as adults, right? That is the politically correct view these days...
    Helle31 Helle31 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    5/10/2015 - When i got up this morning I was so happy I turned this on to check if I got any messages and I saw a friend on and he made me laugh and it was really great. I told him...
    btiny13 btiny13 13-15, F 2 Responses May 10

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    My mom died 2 years ago. She was my life and everyone else. Since she died I have found family so distant. I feel like I am stuck on the day my mom died. My step dad has moved on...
    tamara1969 tamara1969 41-45, F May 4

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    For the second time as an adult, I've experienced what my Dad once referred to as a "Turn Key Life". However this most recent shift has been far more difficult to face and as the...
    FatoProfugus FatoProfugus 36-40, M 1 Response May 5

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    Oh boy. Here we go... My husband takes work trips frequently, and sometimes he's gone for a week or two. Sometimes he gets to go to nice places (beach, etc) and we are able to tag...
    Cabanacay79 Cabanacay79 36-40, F 3 Responses May 17

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    I've watched The Parent Trap back when I was younger. I never knew that I would experience the stress, frustration and pain of having a step mother until my real mom died of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    I was about 13 when my mom married my step-dad and from the time we started living together until he kicked me out of the house when I turned 18, he was pretty much always a jerk...
    MissAmanda2u MissAmanda2u 26-30, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I was about 13 when my mom married my step-dad and from the time we started living together until he kicked me out of the house when I turned 18, he was pretty much always a jerk...
    MissAmanda2u MissAmanda2u 26-30, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Its just like any other day, except today i could not deal with his sarcastic insensitive BULLSHIT. You probably know what I'm taking about if you have a step father. I know he...
    imwithyou4life imwithyou4life 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    I can't take it! I want to leave my husband so I don't have to deal with my stepdaughter!!! I used to feel like a bad person, she was a victim of her circumstance, blah blah blah...
    MargeSimpson31 MargeSimpson31 31-35, F 1 Response May 18

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    First off, I believe children weren't meant to be raised in blended families. They have only become the "norm" in the past 30 years or so. I acknowledge that in this day and age...
    SaraIsBroken SaraIsBroken 31-35, F 2 Responses May 19

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    My stepmother doesn't even bother to look at me and when she does she gives me this look like I'm a dirty hobo who hasn't showered in months. She doesn't give 2 ***** about me, she...
    Liendakaas Liendakaas 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    I have an almost 10 year old stepson who is the most manipulative, conniving, lying person I have met in all my 37 years of living!! I have absolutely had it!!! I love his father...
    momx6xy momx6xy 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    I've been with my fiance for 3 years and have been fairly happy until recently. we found out that I was pregnant on a August morning and in the afternoon he received a paternity...
    emotionalmommy emotionalmommy 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I believe If we all take a moment out of our lives to do a selfless act, we could really make a difference. Last Tuesday, I was having a really bad day. My whole world seemed to...
    IanMoone9019 IanMoone9019 26-30, M 1 Response May 17

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