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I Am a Step-mother

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    Sudden Motherhood

    back in july i went back to uk thinking could be happier there but found i was even more depressed and i soon wanted to come back to my marriage but his ex who had a 5 year old by him decided to come over to get  from certain authorities who were after her to take child away...
    sweetcutie sweetcutie 36-40, F Dec 20, 2008

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    Joint Custody In Texas; Stepmother's Perspective

    4 1/2 years ago...When I met my husband, his ex decided to keep his son, then only 2, away from him. They had a verbal agreement to share time with their son 50/50. Then one day she decides to just keep him and says my now husband cannot see him anymore. I encouraged my husband...
    0therM0ther72 0therM0ther72 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2010

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    Frustrated

    I have been in a relationship for about 11 yrs now.  My husband has a son who is now 17.  He has been in trouble with the law.  Has a mother who never accepted me and has made it very hard for us to bond.  I've known his son since he was 5 years old. ...
    sunnysidedown22 sunnysidedown22 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2010

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    Step Mom

    Hi, my husband and I have been in a relationship for four years and married going on two. I have four children of which are grown and have started families of their own. My husband has a daughter(now 14) and shares custody with his ex. In the beginning of our relationship his...
    LPANDOLFINO1 LPANDOLFINO1 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    A Young Stepmom

    Hi,   I am so excited to have found all of you! I have been a stepmom for 10 years and have struggled, like all of you have, but on my own and now I feel great relief in finding others who can resonate with my experiences, and I with yours.   I recently started an...
    happymama3 happymama3 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2010

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    Adult Step Son

    Here we go How to start without sounding like some demented unreasonable woman Am married to a fantastic bloke - love him dearly However, fantastic husband came with attachments - both sons. Married for 3 years One son, 27, has left home, is lovely, thoughtful and hard...
    Tuska Tuska 41-45 1 Response Aug 21, 2009

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    I Have A Step Daughter

    She is 5. It actually took me a while to get used to it and love her, I am shamed to say. But now I gave grown to love her. And she needs it because it seems like her mother doesn't care one bit.. so I will be a mother to her just as I am for my own.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 14, 2012

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    I Am Astep-mother

            I AM A MOTHER OF ONE A STEPMOTHER OF FOUR AND IM REALLY LOOKING FOR A HEALTHY RESOLUTION TO MY ISSUES.I HAVE A SEVENTEEN  YEAR OLD STEPSON WHO IS POSING A GREAT CHALLENGE FOR ME . I SEE HIM GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTIN AND I DONT...
    pinkcube pinkcube 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    Third In Line

    hi everyone! i am so glad to have found this forum! i feel very secluded in my new adventure as a young stepmother and have recently had mild anxiety about the whole idea. nobody i talk to can really relate and so i don't talk to anyone about it anymore. i hope this cyber...
    ladywulf ladywulf 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2010

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    Overwhelmed Young Step Mom

    I recently moved in with my bf and his son and I am a struggling step mom! I feel overwhelmed...as if I never have time for myself anymore. I get him ready for school , iron, make breakfast, make lunch, go to work full time, and still have no help cleaning up around the house so...
    Monica2518 Monica2518 22-25 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    I have just got into a new relationship with my

    boyfriend and we have been together 6 months but we have known each other since we were little. We used to go round to each other's houses when we were children as his mum and dad were really good friends with my mum and dad. We hadn't seen each other for years and years but met...
    xMySecretx xMySecretx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I To Am A Step Mom

     I am glad that I found this here, I to am a step Mom, and yes, struggles, oh yes!! I am a step Mom to 2 teenagers whom not had a mother in  their lives for several years, or no female interaction in a parental way, it has been just Dad for many years. The oldest was...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 23, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    olderandmaturefemale olderandmaturefemale 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I've just started a new blog at www.colliesjournal.com, talking about my step family experience. Here is one of my stories... According to childwelfare.gov/adoption/stepparent...
    colliesjournal colliesjournal 41-45, F Oct 10

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    A little over a year ago... My mom died. She overdosed on a blood thinning drug she took for dialysis. And today I just learned that my step father killed her...She laid in bed...
    MarisoleLane MarisoleLane 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    but I will never be able to show her. It goes like this: Her Womb was my Tomb A pistol's bullet, a shattering dart she reached for it and she tore out my heart. There's a...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F Sep 30

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    Okay, I'm posting my truth because I know I'm not alone. My Mom was the most beautiful charming lady when she got married to my Dad. What exactly happened after the first few years...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 1

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    He made me ****** up life even worse. He's a wicked and evil human being. He treats me and my mother like crap
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Sep 22

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    Have any of the other moms had an issue with a two year old and the words I don't know? My two year old step son has started this thing recently where he not only answers...
    krissybear13 krissybear13 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    My husband and I are invisible to our dil. Married 20+ years with 2 daughters. Her parents live close as well (as we do). We definately get left overs. It could be worse (as I've...
    dogpoo dogpoo 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    Boy no one told me that it was going to be hard. I love my kids with all my being. Never regret having them, because they have changed me for the better. I just wish the absent...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Our relationship had finally mended slightly. Then her next boyfriend and his daughter just had to come into the picture. Well, she was nice to them. But she is neglecting me, she...
    Neunte Neunte 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    In hindsight, I could have done many things differently. In reality this is what became of my life... I was born in the 70's and am a middle child. I have an older brother and...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 13 hrs ago

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    I have written about my dad and my step mother on here, and now I feel like I should start writing about my mother. The ***** that caused all my problems. She was 17 when I was...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F Oct 11

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    My dad, the big tough guy that he is, always warned me about screwing up. He was raised with that sort of idea, he believed in it. Thankfully, I am an only child and his little...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    madhukpattiath madhukpattiath 51-55 Oct 6

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    It's supposed to rain most of the days this following week. It's fitting, because that is how I feel... I want to cry, all this following week. As I've mentioned here and there...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Living with my sister and brother in law since 2009. My sister invited me to stay at her house. I have lost everything I owed to bankruptcy, due to an accident at work. As I...
    justmepat1954 justmepat1954 56-60 Oct 6

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    This is going to be a little long, I'm going to start writing to actually take my mind off of things. I'm going to make up dialog, but based on reality an what was said, just a few...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I was listening to an old radio interview Chris Perez (he use to be the singer Selena's husband before she died.) I recently stumbled onto him so ive kinda been getting re...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I don't define myself as one thing or another. I've only been in relationships with men so far, but that doesn't mean I don't get to admire women. I'm almost 21 years old and since...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I need some advice. I have 2 daughters and a stepdaughter (almost). She has been an only child for 8 years. Her father (whom I will marry soon!) is an amazing man and father to all...
    finallyhappy85 finallyhappy85 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    After a terrible day yesterday, I thought I was going to feel depressed for the rest of my life, no hope, no purpose. My mother showed up, after 8 years, and I realized she hadn't...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    There's a villain in every story.The wicked witch of the west,A wicked witch of the east,The evil step mother,A monster, a beast.What does the villain look like?Some people may ask...
    SempiternalTruth SempiternalTruth 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I'm fighting an anxiety attack right now. I'm currently stuck in my room. I've been awake since 7 am and it is 4pm now. I go back and forth between napping and sitting awake to...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 2

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    My youngest (8) told me he can't wait for highschool. So he won't have to be near or live with the kids and mom (to whom was a neighbor "friend/acquaintance") that his dad has...
    KindKTea KindKTea 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Just started thinking of someone from my past, for whatever reason : I do not know. Just remembering how we lost our relationship, do to my step mother; and him hating me. Why has...
    halfdead25 halfdead25 26-30, F Oct 9

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    Simple as that. I finally found a word that I feel like can best describe me, in almost every aspect... I'm always the problem. I'm my own enemy, my own problem, my own reason, my...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F a week ago

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    To start with, I'm an animal person generally. I'm happier to visit a dog than to live with one, though. They're more high-maintenance than my cats who amuse themselves and prefer...
    bellehistoire bellehistoire 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My step mother left me this letter before work this morning. I am depressed and suicidal but she doesn't care. I went to my dad and showed him the letter expecting him to side with...
    batjokes batjokes 22-25, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    i love guys who are i sports there hot and cool and there just ****** awesome. guys in sports i like to call jocks because i remember when i was a teen a dated lots of jocks i'm in...
    karlybaby1 karlybaby1 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    To be honest, perfectly, I have no concerns for my Son, except for the following:- My Mother was always wisdom, as wise a mother could ever be and the first rule of thumb that...
    democritique democritique 61-65, F Oct 3

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    Ayas Return Home “I was driving down Barlavine Ave. at 9:50pm Jasmine; I just arrived at South Victoryen Dr. where do I go now?, ok… ok. thanks” I’m Aya Drevis and I’m...
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F Oct 9

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    Believe me or not I do not care. (apologies for the grammar) I was born dead the doctor tried to revive me but were unsuccessful. Approximately 4 minutes after they gave up I...
    FARSTR1KE FARSTR1KE 26-30, M Oct 12

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    I met my husband 10 years ago, he is divorced and so am I. He has 2 children from a previous marriage and I had none. We then had our daughter now 8. My step daughter is 21 and...
    fleezz fleezz 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Abused My Twin&Me,Abused Our Mother-"When I put him on yo' front door my baby was wearing some damned black and grey Air Jordans! And his sister had on some White and Red Jordans...
    Zannuh Zannuh 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Attention Stepmom's: Put yourself first. I recently left my husband this week after 10 years of marriage. I was unhappy with the conditions of our home and how he never held his...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I am mixed blood. My mother is mostly European (American, but European ancestry.) She is also 1/16th Cherokee and "pretends" to follow the Native American beliefs. She is dating...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30

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