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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 70 People

    Understanding The Feelings

    I don't understand why stepmother are confussed about how children work. Even if their "real" or "birth" mother is horrible, they show more to them on Mother's day, etc. It is because it is their mother. They want their "real" or "birth" mother to be that one. Yes, we as...
    issa04 issa04 26-30, F Aug 17, 2011

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    What Is a Mother?

    I am mother to an 11 yo daughter who is phenomenal!  She is beautiful inside and out.  That makes me feel good because it lets me know that I have done something right in my life.  I am also Step-Mother to two children an 18 yo young man who I have raised since he...
    RHill371 RHill371 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2008

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    My Life With 3 Stepkids

      My name is Trish I am a mother of two and a stepmother of 3. I ran into my husband 2 yrs ago but have known him pretty much my whole life. Along with him came 3 beautiful children who are my stepchildren K 10, M who is 9, and L who is 7. We have had them three times due to...
    Tawags Tawags 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    I have been a step mother

    for six years now and really enjoy that so much. I am a step mom to three adorable kids by my second husband and his ex. They are boys ages 13 and 15 and a girl age 17. These are great kids with great parental love and care by their original parents. I love them as my own...
    olderandmaturefemale olderandmaturefemale 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    August 15th 2013 holds special significance

    for me. That is the day I finally went on a date with the man who would become my other half, and who would bring into my life 4 more children to love with all my heart. I have my own son, and it was me and him against the world for a few years. Now he is a middle child. It is a...
    tearmedown tearmedown 22-25, F Mar 1, 2015

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    What to Do?

    i am a mom of 2 and stepmom of 1.  9 year old stepson came to live with my husband and our 2 boys about 5 months ago and it has not been easy.  i knew upfront that the stepmom/stepchild relationship is not gonna be a smooth ride but what do i do when i'm caught between...
    whyintheworld whyintheworld 26-30 Sep 15, 2008

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    A Lesson

    A mother is one role I always knew I wanted to fill. I never considered not having children and knew I would from the time I was very small. I wanted sons, and I have two beautiful little boys. They take a considerable amount of my time and energy but are certainly the largest...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    I have 3 step kids and one of my own.

    I am writing to get stuff off my chest so please keep your negative comments to yourselves. You see I am battling one of the hardest things i have ever had to deal with. I am hard enough on myself. So please if you have something negative to say I'm sure I've already felt guilty...
    Distressedwife33 Distressedwife33 22-25 2 Responses Jan 30, 2015

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    Private Stepmom Support Group! :)

    MISSION: The Enlightened Stepmothers' Group is here to help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and help you better relate and understand your situation and role as a Stepmother. We work towards having a healthy, well-functioning stepfamily! :) We are The Sisterhood of Stepmothers...
    EnlightenedStepmoms EnlightenedStepmoms 41-45, F Aug 28, 2009

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    After a week of no sleep with a new baby,

    there I was last night just minding my own business on the sofa surfing the clock until the 1am feed.. Teenage stepdaughter arrives (they're nocturnal are teenagers..come to life when it's dark and only the living dead are around) sits down next to me..looks at me hard and...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 13 Responses Jan 23

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    A Stepmothers Anguish

    i am a mother to a wonderful boy and have a step son who lives with his  mom.  i uesed to be very close to my stepson when he was younger as i have had him since he was 1 and now is 14years old.  things hit crisis point when my stepson was found to abusing a person in my...
    katthy katthy 31-35, F Oct 7, 2011

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    The Mom Thing

    Sometimes I feel like I'm in over my head. I am a 25 year old, full time, stay at home mom of a 15 month old, pregnant 7 months, and I am also stepmother to two children, five year old girl and 10 year old boy. They are amazing kids, who love me and I know that I...
    momandahalf momandahalf 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Hey, I'm here as I no longer have a relationship with my mother. due to the effect her narcissistic behaviour has had on me, I made the decision that I could only be mentally...
    yogihope yogihope 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    I've realised that the thing I crave more than finding a partner and becoming a wife or mother, is that I just really want to be a daughter to a loving mother. At 26 I should...
    yogihope yogihope 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    Alright here is quick, as quick as I can make it, story of how my life as a stepmother is. When I met my husband I honestly had no idea of his past, I didn't even know he had kids...
    btrflybelle btrflybelle 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My mother was raised by an insane woman, who happened to be my grandmother. The grandmother and the grandfather(who was a kind man) (my mothers parents)were 2nd generation...
    notPC notPC 56-60, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I try to have a relationship with my mother, even though I am nearly as intimidated by her as I was when I was a child. About a year and a half ago I changed my career, and she...
    greensapphire greensapphire 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Classic narc family occurence; I got a letter from my father asking me to un-remember recent put-downs from my narc mother on several calls between September and November. After...
    Decaturite Decaturite 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am 17. I attended a vocational program in high school and got my CNA when I was 16. I work very hard, I graduated high school early and I am now in nursing school. I work two...
    sarajacquelyn sarajacquelyn 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    After several days of not hearing from my girl. Mom. My health is not getting any better. I just can't keep anything down. And goes on to describe her symptoms. She also states...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mother is a severe narcissist, and my Father, the severe enabler. It took me a while to realise how his inaction regarding my mother's abuses made him as guilty as her. It's...
    malanxious malanxious 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Hi so I'm posting here to write about my mother and how I'm affected with severe depression and anxiety because of her I don't like to point fingers or blame anybody but she is the...
    Pinkskiespinklove Pinkskiespinklove 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It took me a little while to get my head wrapped around why my father would choose my manipulative stepmother over my brother and I. But what can I say? Happy wife, happy life.
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My mother spent three days continuously calling me names and trying to press my buttons. She called me a ****, a “piece of Satan”, and a horribly sadistic person. She didn’t...
    JHicks28 JHicks28 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a proud single mother of four.That in itself is stressful. If I had to describe my parenting skills, I'd have to say "Old School" and because it's just me... They know that...
    MissingTrevion1020 MissingTrevion1020 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Promoting a Gender Reversed SocietyAs a radical feminist, I have many views that many would consider controversial. I am a huge advocate of petticoating and support any women...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    When do I speak my truth? Or haven't I all these years? I'm going to be 42 years old. I have not spoken to my mother in 5 months and my father - about 4 (I went from low contact...
    thegirlwithnomom thegirlwithnomom 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been dating my fiance for 9 months and were about to get married in May (I'm 19 she's 21 if that makes a difference with the story)..... but I ******* hate her mom. Oh my...
    ambs57 ambs57 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I need to tell this to the world, hoping to find people that have the same situation as i do or give me some advice. My mother likes to call me a prostitute, a sl*t, a wh*re. She...
    tictactoe88 tictactoe88 22-25, F Jan 29

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    I am almost 16 years old and I left my narcissistic mother about 6 months ago. I am living at my dads with my stepmom, who is and was my only true mother because of all she did...
    kayla459 kayla459 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm sorry, but I need to get these feelings of resentment and hatred out of me before I end up doing something very foolish. I hate my mother. I just hate her. I cant stand to be...
    aaron812 aaron812 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    does anyone feel like their (ex /current ) mother in law has destroyed the relationship with their partner? in his shoes I can't imagine being raised by the woman. her and I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 28

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    My husband and I have been married for 7 months, he recently went to Samoa to visit his mother who he has not seen in ten years, he wanted her to live with us and I told him no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 28

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    I am so tired. I wish I hadn't of gotten married. We were sooo good together when we lived separately. Right now him and his x-wife are in a custody battle over the youngest, a 12...
    Sagittarius77 Sagittarius77 36-40, F Jan 28

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    As I arrived at the nursing home, I saw my brother in the room at her bedside. She was experiencing apnea and had been given high doses of morphine by the hospice nurses on duty...
    Nightvale Nightvale 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Time for a quick venting. Your dad frequently sending you to your biological mothers house, being late when he's supposed to pick you up, or not coming altogether because it's what...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I am having trouble navigating my relationship with my parents. I am very worried about going to see them. Lately my father has developed a very serious form of cancer, so my...
    Decaturite Decaturite 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Ted's 45 days speech, when he cried after Tracy said "What kind of mother is going to miss her daughter's wedding", when Tracy died, and when Marvin Sr died. Those are the 4...
    LanelJaento LanelJaento 13-15, M Jan 24

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    Some people hurt other people really really bad and have no idea that they are doing it and the characters of those people that hurt other people really bad have no insight into...
    earthandstars earthandstars 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Especially not my birth mother. You're pretty bad at being a parent if your kid gets taken by social services. :
    Rucbrar Rucbrar 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I am a single mother with 3 beautiful boys. my 6 and 7 year old live with there father and my youngest lives with me. (different fathers) my youngest father had abandoned us for a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 23

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