I Am a New Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 People

    6 Months In...

    I am a new Stepmother to a 10 year old and a 12 year old boy with Extroverted Autism. Mark and I new each other when we were teen agers, dated for almost three years but because we were both from different states originally and neither of us had any family we lost contact for...
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    3 Responses Jan 17, 2011

    How Do I Do This?

    I became a wife and a stepmother within two weeks of each other.  My new husband and I took custody of his two youngest children from their mother.  I have problems of feeling like it's a competition between her and I, and I get irritated that I don't win.  My...
    PhunkyDc PhunkyDc
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2009

    Asking For Advice

    I recently moved in with the man I love, who has two children from his previous marriage.  His ex is actually great and I like her very much.  For the most part the kids, Mattie who is 16, and Ty aged 19 have accepted me very well.  I believe that I have a great...
    Iamloosing Iamloosing
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2009

    New Stepmother, No Kids Of My Own, And An Aweful Ex-girlfriend

    So, this is my story. I am currently dating this guy that was my first love in middle school. We never broke up on bad terms... unfortunately, I had to move to another state for a year. By the time I came back for Christmas, he was already dating someone else. ( Whatever, no...
    Memmy1120 Memmy1120
    1 Response Jun 11, 2011

    I am a new stepmother of a 7 yr old little girl.

    When I first came into the picture she was really good at lying and making me believe she wasn't such a little devil. Eventually her true colors started showing. She has horrible behavior and such a bad attitude. She talks back constantly and commands people to do things for...
    Heavyheart12 Heavyheart12
    22-25, F
    Dec 7, 2014

    New Wife, New Full-Time Stepmother.

    My (now) husband proposed to me at Christmas.  In mid January, we found out from family members that his ex/the mother of his two boys (3 and 6) was going into a hospital for drug abuse.  She has a pretty shady past with the kids (and in general) and has been...
    stepliz stepliz
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2009

    I Hope It Gets Easier Over Time:(

    Hi. Im 22 yrs old and have an older boyfriend who is 34. He has 2 children- a 7 and 8 yr old. He didnt tell me about his kids or age when we met, otherwise I probably wouldnt have been up for the challenge. But I already liked him too much when I found out. Im not technically...
    clo90 clo90
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2013

    Needing some advice! So I'm 20

    and engaged to a wonderful man and everything is perfect, apart from one thing: he's got three children and a witch of an ex. We met through work so I knew about his kids because he always chatted about them and I felt like I was up for the challenge. I met them and they're...
    poppyrebecca94 poppyrebecca94
    22-25, F
    Dec 15, 2014

    Not Sure If I Can Get Used To This.

    I have been with my fiancé for 7 years, we have a son together who's 5 and I have 3 sons from a previous relationship. Our family has functioned just fine for the last 6 years, my children took to him right away and love him as if he were their dad. My fiancé has always had...
    9years2go 9years2go
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2013

    Attempting to Adjust to the Mommy Role....

    I dont know where to start with this so I guess I'll start at the begining.  I met my boyfriend, Andrew, on Myspace.  I actually found him and pursued him.  We were talking on the phone within two weeks and I moved from San Diego to Twentynine Palms, California in...
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    2 Responses Apr 10, 2009

    Hi! I'm In desperate need of advice.

    6 months ago I became an official stepmother to two awesome boys and a beautiful women in now her first same sex relationship. She's been chasing me for years now and I never paid any mind due to the fact that 1- I was too into the bar scene n my ex. 2- at that time she had...
    iNez14 iNez14
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2014

    I Think I Am Alone

    I've been with Mike for over three years.  A few weeks ago, he proposed!  I love him, and I love his daughter, of whom he has 50 percent custody.  I've lived with him for over a year so the proposal is a nice solidification of our future.  I HATE ...
    peppermintmocha peppermintmocha
    26-30, F
    Oct 11, 2009

    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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