I Am a Step Parent

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 127 People

    A Broken Heart Step-parent: Help

    I have an 8 year old step son that I have help raise for six years. At first we had an unbreakable relationship. I love him like he is my own, never once saw him any different, and never will because I love him that much. For years I have put up with him disrespecting me. I have...
    gnorm1989 gnorm1989
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2012

    My Story

    I have a stepson who is 9, I have been in his life since he was two. Since my husband and I have been together my stepsons mom has had many different relationships, men and women. I feel like whenever she starts dating a new person my stepson falls in love with that person. Then...
    LB34 LB34
    36-40, F
    Nov 8, 2013

    I should've said 'ex' step parent

    but my ex and I are still talking. I miss him and love him so much. Anyway here's my story in a nutshell. We broke up almost 7 weeks ago and he moved out because his 9 yr old daughter does not like me. His ex bashes me, controls my ex still and of course his daughter doesn't...
    tammylor tammylor
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    Step Parenting

     I am 25 years old who happens to be a step mother , my boyfriends daughter. I had gotten her about a month or two after her dad and I were more involved with each other. I love her to death and woudn't trade it for the world. Both; her father and I, are full time college...
    Spinderella Spinderella
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2009

    I am a step parent to a two year old boy.

    His mom and dad had a one night stand and I came into his life when he was three months old. It's been amazing but also very difficult. What are my boundaries? Im not his mom but need to be a mom but only to a certain extent. I do everything I can for him and his dad, trying to...
    Muel5469 Muel5469
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    Almost A Step-parent

    Not quite, not yet, but very soon.Compared to some of the horror stories I've heard - and read on EP - I am truly blessed. My SO - we're not officially engaged yet - has two wonderful, picture-perfect kiddos from his first marriage, a boy and a girl, who are 12 and 8. In a word...
    HeatherMist HeatherMist
    36-40, F
    Sep 7, 2013

    Ive Never Been A Parent.

    I'm 22 years old. I'm in a relationship with my fiance who is 19 and has a child from what I like to call a stupid idea with a good result. My trouble is her son. I love him and really just want his acceptance and for him to come to me for comfort but it just is not the case. He...
    JNK305 JNK305
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2013

    Hidden Marrige From His World

    I have a long story that I am going to try and make short. I need advice beacuse the self pitty and suffering is putting a strain on my relationship. My new husband ( a month) was recently divorced. We got married a month after his divorce came thru. We met while he was...
    Paulanyc Paulanyc
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2012

    My step daughter used my perfume

    that was inside my bag, when I smelled my perfume in the corridor; she first denied that it was the one infuse my bag; then when she saw me confident that I was sure it was the one inside my perfume; she admitted. Well; my husband shouted at her but I know deep down he thinks it...
    Sabrinay Sabrinay
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 31, 2015

    New, Terrified, Quietly Going Crazy...

    My step-son is 13 mths old. It has been rocky from day one, with my partner and bio mum never having been in a relationship, their communication....sucks. I encouraged (and talked to death) my partner to persevere to build a relationship with his baby, and its happened, slowly...
    Micahs2ndMum Micahs2ndMum
    Jul 27, 2013

    All I Want For Christmas Is Peace As The New Step Mom.

    Hi I had known my new husband for 25 years.We had been friends all of the twenty five years we would keep in touch every few years thru the 25.Four years ago me and my now new husband found one another again on Facebook,starting talking.We decided to visit one another and He...
    myluvs myluvs
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2011

    Brantley Dean

    Im technically not a step parent . Im a god parent. My 'son' is 5months old (i have two pics of him posted) hes my lil bug. Im 20, and i just recently gained custody of Brantley. Hes my sister baby but shes a junkie.(long story short) I know all about caring for babies and i love...
    theycallmethemaddhatterbaby theycallmethemaddhatterbaby
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 14, 2013

    I WAS a step parent. When I first met my step

    daughter, she was 17 months old and we bonded instantly. She called me mommy from day one, even though we tried to correct her up until her father and I got married. I did absolutely everything for my husband and step daughter. I truly loved her like she was my own. Then my...
    lil0miss0sunshine lil0miss0sunshine
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2015

    I got married to a woman

    who I've known for quite some time. When we were dating, we both knew that the other one had kids. I have a daughter and she has a son, and for the most part, our kids love their respective step-parent and we had a happy home for a while. Her son is a bit a pill. He's two...
    Stepdadoutside Stepdadoutside
    36-40, M
    Jan 25, 2016

    Single Mom Of Older Daughters, Now Step Mom Of Younger Ones

    I was divorced when my daughters where four and one. As a single mother, they were I guess forced to be independent. Now I am a very proud mother of very intelligent, independent girls that are eighteen and twenty one. I have taught them to be polite, kind, and always never judge...
    chellymro chellymro
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2013

    Lessons I have learnt

    I am a Step Parent and I have to say that it has been one of the toughest experiences of my life but one in which I have learnt so much. I know there are a lot of negative stories out there about step parenting and step children but i can honestly say that my step children have...
    mummydiaries mummydiaries
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

    My High School Sweethearts Children

    I wanted my own children. I did everything right. I got the career, bought the home then concentrated on my love life. I found my old high school sweetheart on MySpace a few years ago and just talking for a month, we fell in love again. After a weekend together we decided to...
    FrenchApple FrenchApple
    36-40, F
    Sep 30, 2013

    Not Quite A Step Parent, But I'M Dating A Man With Children

    So this is my story... I will be brief. I met my boyfriend earlier in 2012, he interviewed me for a job I didn't end up getting. I guess he kept my number. lol. He called me in August for a coffee date. What i didn't know was this man was only recently separated when he...
    geekymom2boys geekymom2boys
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2013

    I'm marrying the man of my dreams,

    unfortunately marrying him also means I'm marrying my worst nightmare. His son. I'm absolutely terrified. When we first started dating everything was fine, his son adored me. We'd played together for hours, we laughed, told stories and jokes, we got along so well. But now not so...
    kay5262 kay5262
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 25, 2014

    Step Child Troubles

    I am a step-parent and have no children of my own and never will, which I am fine with. I have a step-daughter and a step-son. My step son is 19 going on 20 and he is the only reason why my wife and I have any arguments. We argue all the time on our different ideas on raising him...
    ranger1989 ranger1989
    1 Response Jun 13, 2013

    I am the step mom to an awesome 10 year old

    girl. Her dad and I have been married for 2 1/2 years. We got custody of her after we were married for 4 months. Her mom is a horrible person. She chose to be homeless with a child molester and gave up both of her children (only 1 being my husbands). I have dealt with so much...
    BunnyB05 BunnyB05
    36-40, F
    Apr 27, 2014

    Hurt Angry Stepmom

    I am a step parent. I helped raise my husbands two daughters for about ten years.during those ten years I gave birth to a son.one of my step daughters moved out about two years ago. She has maybe come over one time since and never calls her brother. I am hurt and angry. When I...
    Ddoodlebug Ddoodlebug
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2013

    Like My Own

    I have 2 step kids, been in their lives since they were 4 and 5 years old. I've always been like a mother to them, 16 months ago they moved in with us permanently as their bio mom abandoned them, I'm pretty sure it's just because she decided she didn't want to deal with the teen...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 24, 2013

    My Story

    I am posting here for the first time and am a little nervous... please don't come off too hard on me. I am sorry if this is really long. I am engaged to a wonderful man who has previously been divorced and shares joint custody of two children. A girl who is almost 10 and a boy...
    Mariaanna1 Mariaanna1
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2013

    Respecting Your Elders

    My step son does not believe in respecting your elders. He believes and has actually said to me that he deserves just as much respect as I deserve and that he needn't respect me unless I show respect to him first. Now I do believe in teaching children by example and I am very...
    mummydiaries mummydiaries
    1 Response Apr 3, 2012

    I give up. To be honest it's been roughly

    three years since I last updated on here. Things got good for a minute, but then it was right back to square one. My then FI and I have since gotten married and we had both the kids who are now 10 (girl) & 12 (boy) living with us full time. Was kind of easy when their Mom...
    Antismarts Antismarts
    22-25, F
    Feb 9, 2016

    i am a step mum of a 15 year old girl

    and a 9 year old boy. believe it or not- the 15 year old is awesome! so comfortable with and open to having a step mum (shes hardly ever around though) the problem lies with the son and my partner. where do i start.. he loves his mum and dad so much that any other adult doesnt...
    LJstana LJstana
    Aug 6, 2015

    What To Do?

    I am a new stepmother of an 18 year old girl. She is very ungreatful towards me. She lived with us for 4 months before we got married. When I put my foot down about spending money that we didn't really have especially around Christmas she became angry. She spent almost $300 on...
    sadone40 sadone40
    41-45, F
    Jul 29, 2013
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