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I A Step Mom

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am married, and have a daughter age 4, but last year my husband mistake moved in cause her mom got locked up. We had a picture perfect family until now. This brat is 13, doesnt...
    StepmomLife StepmomLife 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Great, we have to have a 'daughter' day and spend all day with this ungrateful little brat. Can someone just kill me, please? Death would be better than having to look at her all...
    StepmomLife StepmomLife 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I've been a stepmom now for about 2 years to a now 4 year old. When I first met my now husband, things were great between me and the child. However as he and I got more involved...
    tcap422 tcap422 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 19

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    when i got home from school yesterday only my step mom & step bother was home so i decided go to my room i was grounded if i was gone out about 2 hours later i heard my dad come...
    benjamric benjamric 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I am new to being a step mom and concerned about the toll it is taking on my recent marriage. I am very sure in my desire to remain childless, to focus on my career and enjoy my...
    mlm121 mlm121 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    For as long as I can remember I always told my friends and family and even strangers I never wanted kids. I told them the truth, I was way too selfish to be a mother. I liked...
    kay5262 kay5262 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Not every woman has to be a mom.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 26 mins ago

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    Being a stepmother has got to be the most difficult, thankless task there is. My husband and I have been together for 7 years. His daughter is now 11, and we have two small...
    Cabanacay79 Cabanacay79 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is the only forum I could find to somewhat relate to my experience. I don't hate my stepfather but at the same time I do. He's really nice at times but he can get very...
    love0112 love0112 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I am a stepmom to a 7yr old girl and have been in her life since she was 3. I feel myself resenting her more and more and dreading every time she comes over. We have her 50 percent...
    amlesa amlesa 26-30, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    it's funny...growing up I didn't like my step mother very much. It didn't even much have anything to do with the way she treated me, I disliked her for the role she played in my...
    Wisdomswisdom Wisdomswisdom 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Where do I even begin.... My parents divorced when I was a baby. My mom took me and my older half-sister and moved us to another state to start a new life. She left behind my...
    emilylmeadows emilylmeadows 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Mama~ That's what I wanted more than anything in this world... Was to have someone that I could hold and love and I knew would always be mine... I'm sitting here tonight looking...
    SleepyPrincessK SleepyPrincessK 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I really need tips on how to be a better stepmom, we have joint custody. Her mom has her every other weekend and she is a very insecure person, my SD has 7 years old and i have...
    BlackAngel523 BlackAngel523 22-25, F Apr 12

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    I really can't stand my stepdad. He is nothing but a pig and he treats girls and women like complete ****. He is mean to my mom and he's tried on more than one occasion to rape me...
    beatendownbylife47 beatendownbylife47 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I have six step sisters, after my parents divorced, they found new partners and re-married years later. Listing all six will take forever, so I'll just sum it up in two groups. my...
    stepharem stepharem 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I never thought I'd be saying something like this, but I'm so glad to have found an outlet for it because it's taking my sanity lately. My fiancé and I have been together for...
    DookSilvur116 DookSilvur116 26-30, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am my Stepdaughter's scapegoat. She's almost 21 & I've been in her life since she was 9. She has had everything handed to her by her paternal grandparents & mom. Her dad (my...
    var122 var122 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Her mom called me last weekend to tell me that my stepdaughter is behaving better. She's getting better grades in school, and she's registering for classes at the community college...
    maemaddy maemaddy 31-35 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I can't quite figure this girl out. She's 17, hasn't seen her bio mom since 2011. She doesn't want to live with her mom or even visit her. She likes talking to BM on her cell phone...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I have been in counseling since I was 8 for these problems, I like to call them episodes where all of a sudden extreme emotion and sadness comes over me almost like a physical pain...
    goldfishcrackers123 goldfishcrackers123 18-21, F Apr 10

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    So my stepdaughter, who has not spoken to me in at least a year, has been engaged for a few months now. Apparently, she called her dad the other day and asked if he thought I...
    Emilie75 Emilie75 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    Personal conclusions: This is an unnatural family dynamic. 1. if kids live w/dad full time, generally (not always) there is something wrong with mom. strike one against kids...
    amydextrous1 amydextrous1 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    my mom is planning to kick me out again!!! :( i can't deal with this damn drama anymore!!! i will seriously tell one of my teachers about all this tomorrow at school!!! :( i'm...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 18 Responses Apr 8

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    Hates a powerful word and bet step children pick up on it. I know how it feels to receive hate cause of sexuality. We have three beautiful children 2 daughters 15 and 13 and son 11...
    Lezsoccermom75 Lezsoccermom75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    We may call off the wedding due to the visitation schedule fights We are engaged to be married in 30 days after being together over 4 years. I have a great relationship with...
    stepmomplan stepmomplan 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I love Mom, even though she doesn't understand me, at all. My biological father never made an appearance, except for shortly after my birth, my adopted father, who was my blood...
    AMAZOT AMAZOT 56-60, M Mar 31

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    My stepdaughter is 13 and I hate her. All I see when i look at her is her mom, and his old life. She is also a brat and very ungrateful for all we do for her. I love my husband and...
    StepmomLife StepmomLife 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    My fiancé, we shall call him N, and I plan on getting married soon. I love him so much and enjoy our time together. Having said that, I am apprehensive about the step daughter I...
    Nasyla Nasyla 31-35, F Apr 10

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    Being a step parent is the worse when the kids parent doesn't discipline their children. They are allowed to run free and cuss. If you say anything then you are the bad one and...
    timberland1972 timberland1972 41-45 Apr 15

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    My mom and my mom got divorced when I was around 4. And I went and lived with my mom. I would visit my dad every spring and winter. He remarried when I was 7. She was so awful! She...
    KataraC KataraC 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    So SD came thurs after telling my husband she wanted to, she was fine thurs night... Annoying as always for me but she was fine. She played with the boys and then fri morning...
    MommyToMine MommyToMine 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish every woman considering marrying a man w/kids would read these personal stories first, not that they'd listen... the situation is unnatural and set up for failure. not every...
    amydextrous1 amydextrous1 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This woman is the main cause I never talk to my dad. For one, she pitted me against my own mom, and try to be "buddy buddy" with me, two...she interfered in my parent's divorce...
    XxxFallenAngelxxX XxxFallenAngelxxX 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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