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I Am a Step-mother

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    I am a mother to two little girls a 3 year old

    and 18 month old. I have step daughters who are 18 and 13.... I have been married to their dad for almost 4 years. My husband and their mom have a terrible relationship. And I am pretty sure the scars from their relationship go deep on both sides. As part of their divorce...
    businessmom businessmom 26-30, F 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So here's the deal, I just need some advice

    or something. Maybe just to talk to someone that's been through or going through the same thing or something similar anyway. I'm absolutely head over heals in love with this man, were perfect together. We have the same sense of humor, were best friends we constantly want to be...
    kay5262 kay5262 22-25, F Mar 5

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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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    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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    Something is not sinking in with me.

    I'm a 39 year old mother of four children; two sons 18 & 15--and two daughters 14 & 7. I had tubal ligation 7 years ago...the same day my 7 year old daughter was born. I don't want to be bother with any more children----With Good reason. None of my children resided with me...
    ChiTownLady76 ChiTownLady76 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 24

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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 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 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 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    Dad He's a cool guy. He's my life. He just, doesn't believe in spoiling us. He's a firm believer in firmness. Rules, discipline, punishments and rewards. That's all he is about...
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    I have very few memories from when I was younger than three years of age. I remember my mom walking down a sidewalk and pushing me in a stroller. Next thing I know I'm inside some...
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    I'm quite sad my life us really messed up and I don't know what to do my parents got divorced when I was 7 I live with my dad and step mom I love music but my father hates it I...
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    Hi, I'm new to this site, but am so grateful to have found it! I have been struggling with the 'step mum' role for 2.5 years, and have been so ground down by my partner, that he...
    RaceyGracey1974 RaceyGracey1974 36-40, F a week ago

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    January 1 of this year changed my life. I found out I was pregnant. As a senior in college about to graduate in a few months I never thought that in a million year I would have an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    When I was 17 I would attend weekly church activities. One day though, my step mother told me to stop getting rides from the church leaders. She wanted me to walk home because she...
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    Hi🙋🏻 I have just turned 21 years old & I am a mother to 5 children. 3 boys & 2 girls I would love to tell you my story. I graduated school May 2010 age 16 with 5 GCSE, I...
    Florence1994 Florence1994 18-21, F Jul 19

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    The first few times when I was 14, it was really difficult and a shock. His hand was bigger and a lot harder than my mom's, and it was very embarrassing. As the time went by and I...
    LisaMurphy LisaMurphy 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 18

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    I always thought that a man who treated his mother well would be the guy to marry. Unfortunately I have found this out the hard way. I started dating James, and from the start, I...
    tarabull tarabull 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    They are just bittter and rude and hateful. My step dad is just straight an ******* because he always talks sarcastic and says the most rudest ****, but the worst part is he's a...
    Waqasauce01 Waqasauce01 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    put my finger over some "snapshot" of that instant and twist it, changing that moment or my reaction to it, it would be my 15th birthday. As I was reading through old posts, I...
    Kindalost Kindalost 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    i need someone to do a step-father or step-mother who loves tickling his/her daughter
    redkittyticklee redkittyticklee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    Yes I was emotionally abused emotionally and physically when I was 8 until 19 by my mother and brother and emotionally by my ex husband. My mother had me write letters ( i have...
    meg2014 meg2014 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    He began grooming me from the age of 6 or 7 and it continued till I was about 11 or 12 My mother and he worked different shifts so I found myself alone with him often, making the...
    Rac48 Rac48 26-30, M Jul 16

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    I was abused until the age of 24 (almost 25), and when I left the house my mom was finally able to have the courage to divorce my dad. She tried to get custody of my younger sister...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I've been married now 11 years. I have 3 stepdaughters. My husbands ex wife is a lying, lazy, hateful psychopath. She has been on a never ending crusade to alienate the girls from...
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    How I put my MIL in her place. *********My mil is so two faced and rotten. I don't understand why she wasted so much energy on me. You see, I don't give ammo to anyone. So when...
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