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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Apr 22

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    After almost 1 1/2 years of being married to my husband who has two children, 5 and 8 years old, respectively, from a previous marriage with 50/50 shared custody, I have to...
    SoCalStepmom SoCalStepmom 36-40, F Apr 27

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    Please give me advise 🙈🙈 Hi there, I am a mother of two and stepmother of one I have a son 9yrs and a daughter 1, my step son is also 9yrs. I would love for there to be...
    mumsy3 mumsy3 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Open Letter To My Husband's Ex-You are a very cunning manipulator. You have told lies for 17 years in a childish attempt to hurt your ex but the ONLY person you have hurt was your...
    KwiteMama KwiteMama 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    Since last night I went back and forth, I would start to write this post and then .... I would delete. Some times I even completed the post but never found the courage to actually...
    Pand0rasCharm Pand0rasCharm 70+, F 11 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I came across this post, funny right at the time I have to make this decision. My choice is to move to a town 5 hours from my city life, leave a good job to move into a house with...
    Jackson0422 Jackson0422 36-40, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Just want to send my best wishes out to the internet cosmos to my mother who passed in 1992. To the majority on EP who still enjoy the presence of their mother...do something...
    hancockian hancockian 66-70, M 5 hrs 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 Apr 23

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    Even though we have gotten into many fights over the years, we recently had a huge fight that made me realize that i dont need this woman in my life. i had sent her a well written...
    marissa0630 marissa0630 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I want to applaud all Mothers that raised and loved there children. Mothers Day is almost here and its a sad time for me. I was left on the church steps just a few hours old in a...
    NewWoman42 NewWoman42 41-45, T 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Somehow, I dare to say, even your child, mine, or hers didn't make it to live with us; I do think that we still deserve the title. There is something, no one talks and knows about...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Well, I'm engaged but it has been a rough road. I have 2 sons, one is 21 and lives 12 hours away where his father is. My other son lives with me and I have been the only real...
    jenniferthibodeaux jenniferthibodeaux 41-45, F Apr 24

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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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    How dare that jack*** call me insecure! I don't need someone who only knew me for a 2 years to tell me what I am or what I'm not. She never been around me for my whole life and she...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Apr 22

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    I need advice! My husband works from 8am-4:30pm M-F and school from 5pm-10pm M-Th (all year, he takes courses every semester even in the summer now). He is also gone 1 weekend a...
    Amnjourney Amnjourney 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I have had enough and need some advice, my stepson was 15 when i met my husband, he seemed ok to me but oh boy i didnt realise how fake he was, he has caused endless problems, he...
    hadenough1 hadenough1 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Once again yesterday my stepmother was barking at bout my depression. Yelling at me bout I'm stay in my room too much. I do that 2 avoid my parents! Barking at me I should force...
    confusedGirl84 confusedGirl84 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    So I have to explain one thing first. We have no contact with the in-laws at our home. They aren't allowed in. Years ago my husband lets his mom handle all his banking, bills...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    In the years since I researched and wrote Mean Mothers, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different, of course; perhaps the greatest...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 11

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    I feel as though I retaliated against my step Mother when she loved me more than anything else... When my step Mother and father got together, my fake Mother drugged me so badly...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 14

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    The more days that go on it seems my mother is becoming her own version of my grandmother. Not the same but similarities. My grandmother was awful to my mother. Cold and unloving...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Apr 28

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    There is a special place in hell for narcissistic mothers. Narcissistic mothers do not have children for the same reasons the rest of us do. They do not look forward to the birth...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 15

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    My guilt tears me apart for saying this. Now, as I'm approaching adulthood and is a full time student in college, my mother can't seem to comprehend what is happening to me. She...
    LoveSoLife LoveSoLife 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    i just joined this site today because I was looking online for information about narcissistic personality disorder and found this site. I do not know much about this disorder but...
    lacyworkman lacyworkman 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    I am just coming to the realization that I am the adult daughter of a narcissistic mother. It is only now that I have found an interest in psychology and have done some reading...
    n2385 n2385 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F Apr 27

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    My mother is emotionally abusive and I’ve only just began to see it. My mother is a sole parent to me and my younger brother. She left my father taking me and my brother with...
    throwawaybro throwawaybro 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    For years I have thought of my first Mother's Day. Of being able to claim that title. For years on Mother's Day I have mourned the child that died in my womb. For years I...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    As Sacred As God Himself-"Your mother is God to you. She carried and nourished you within her body for 10 months. No one. Not I,siblings,or spouse can ever do the same for you. She...
    ShahirAnkara ShahirAnkara 22-25, M Apr 8

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    my mother has never been much of a mother as a child i was physically n mentally abused till i was 15 till i was put in foster care. then when i was 18 i tried a relationship w...
    cooper3366 cooper3366 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I am 34 years and the oldest of my siblings and first cousins. My mother and aunt were single parents and started birthing us all at the ripe ages of 14 and 16. Because I was the...
    snstewa1 snstewa1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21

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