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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My father in law and my wife´s step mother live in a DD relationship, where my father in law canes his wife in case of misbehavior just like I do with mine. Recently, my wife´s...
    PetertheTherapist PetertheTherapist 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    She introduced us when she started working at my workplace. later she told people that she only did that so that she made friends. then she told me that people told her i was...
    hopingformiracles hopingformiracles 22-25 1 Response Aug 11

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    My heart breaks when my step children miss their other family. But it breaks in a selfish way.... It hurts my feelings. Like I'm not enough.... like I'm insignificant, or unloved...
    Holly350 Holly350 26-30, F Aug 14

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    My mother died of breast cancer when I was five years old. It was almost 50 years ago and I still fill with sadness when I think about losing her. I was severely depressed as...
    ddcaa ddcaa 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    I can't do this anymore....I don't hate her but I can't take her behavior and more so the fact nobody will help her/do anything about it. Sometimes it's fine but about fifty per...
    porcellina porcellina 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    My step dad and I chose to take mom off the ventilator but she continued to fight for almost two full days. I still remember sitting there wondering when will it happen- what are...
    sunshinenshade sunshinenshade 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Ladies who have anguished over their relationships with their MIL's and spouse-how are you today? I looked over my past stories I wrote on here just to reflect and to see if I had...
    pinterest pinterest 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    Oh my goodness, today was the straw that broke the camels back. Seriously.Why do people ask you to do something then go and do it themselves ten minutes later, then turn around and...
    catlover96 catlover96 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I FELL IN LOVE WITH A DREAM. Have you ever been in a situation where for a moment, your life seemed to be the fairy tale you've always wanted? Mine happened 2 weeks ago, I was...
    LoveIsLove216 LoveIsLove216 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Whenever people ask me if I am an eldest child I find it hard to answer. If I think about it I'm my mother's 2nd child but my father's eldest daughter and I have half siblings from...
    reezaheartdogs reezaheartdogs 18-21, F Jul 28

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    My boyfriends three yr old daughter hits me, repeatedly tells me she doesn't want me there, has tantrums and starts to cry every time I'm near her. She has swore at me, will make...
    porcellina porcellina 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I haven't talked to my father in two years. He kept putting me down and I tried talking to him about it, but it didn't end. He also let his wife tell me that she didn't want me...
    caddriss caddriss 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 11

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    Married...That's a very loosely used term to describe what I have here! Lol. My grandson whom I love so much has gone home today after spending the past 6 weeks with me. My heart...
    MamaAbby MamaAbby 56-60, F 6 Responses Jul 31

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    Two men met at a bus stop and struck up a conversation. One of them kept complaining of family problems. Finally, the other man said: “You think you have family problems...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 7 Responses Aug 8

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    When ever I took a shower in my home after my step mother would hit me and I would soil myself; she would come into the bathroom and spray me with disinfectant spray and mock me...
    halfdead25 halfdead25 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    Learned to read by the "see and say" method before I began school. My grandmother would read to me, and since I liked the same stories over and over and over (poor lady) I...
    kbbaldwin kbbaldwin 66-70, M Jul 30

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    My older sister passed away 3 years ago (age 21). That year was horrible yet amazing. It opened my eyes and made me experience something I will never forget. I had a dream the week...
    bellaluvsbats5 bellaluvsbats5 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I called and talked to my Dad in the hospital today, since my inconsiderate step mother hasn't let me know anything since Dad's second surgery.. and he's doing great. May be able...
    mudflap73 mudflap73 41-45, F Aug 3

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    We were sitting on the couch while you were holding me close and asked me "what do I have to do to make us official" i smiled, giggles and tried to pull words out of the air around...
    addictedtoheartache addictedtoheartache 22-25, F Aug 6

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    Sometimes I think I'm the only sane one. My family is a mad house, and it seems I'm always playing nurse. I have four sisters who all hate eachother and constantly fight. My poor...
    ExternalHappiness ExternalHappiness 13-15, F Aug 10

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    I just found out that the person who ignored me and acted as if they hated me isn't actually my father. I went from part German and other things to part Greek. My parents are...
    Ciyera Ciyera 18-21, F a week ago

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    Your habit will persuade you that you have everything below Command and that you choose to don’t should request enable. Inquire by yourself if you truly want to get better...
    Joshua603b4zn8 Joshua603b4zn8 31-35, M 1 Response 38 mins ago

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    I'm definitely an 'up and down'er with my weight. First hit a high weight at 13, slowly through healthy balanced dieting lost it an emerged through it at 15. Then went too far and...
    MillyMilly33 MillyMilly33 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I'm definitely an 'up and down'er with my weight. First hit a high weight at 13, slowly through healthy balanced dieting lost it an emerged through it at 15. Then went too far and...
    MillyMilly33 MillyMilly33 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I have a friend whose mom does piercings, so we asked her mom to pierce our belly buttons. She said she would as long as we asked our parents. So we told her we already asked our...
    Lexikay99 Lexikay99 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    So, my wife feels I should blog about my past and experiences.She feels it could be beneficial to some of you and I hope it is. My name is Michael and I am a 25 year old husband...
    mcisneros88 mcisneros88 22-25, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    After 17 yrs of marriage, my mother announces that she is no longer in love with my step-father and she needed some time apart to sort her feelings. But, now she wants a divorce. I...
    Yecartes Yecartes 26-30 4 Responses Jul 26

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    After 17 yrs of marriage, my mother announces that she is no longer in love with my step-father and she needed some time apart to sort her feelings. But, now she wants a divorce. I...
    Yecartes Yecartes 26-30 4 Responses Jul 29

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    http://youtu.be/sMmTkKz60W8 Simple Man by Lynyrd. By law, I have to allow my son to be with his dad and go back with his dad after he has been with me. - Heart-wrenching this...
    AndThatsTaken AndThatsTaken 36-40, F Aug 4

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    So this is the first thing that I've shared. I know the things that I have gone through aren't as large or influential but I just wanted to share my past with anyone that might be...
    MimicMkX MimicMkX 13-15, M Jul 30

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    I am a mother at heart... I have cared for children since I, myself, was a child. At 7 years old, I taught myself how to make macaroni and cheese for me and my younger brothers...
    HiddenAnger HiddenAnger 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Kinder, Kurche. Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Sixty-Seven Rather than spend the night back at home or in Pittsburgh (a long drive back in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 25

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    My stepdaughter is 12. She is on depression medication. Shes a good kid, but i have a few issues and im having trouble getting it across to my husband . He doesnt see it. I was a...
    totohead totohead 31-35, F Aug 13

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    Best thing to EVER happen to me!- At age 9 I failed a math quiz and feared the beating I would get at home. My mother didn't spank. She beat me with a belt all over my body and...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    HELP! have been married for 20 years and have 6 children ( two daughters of my own and four inherited 3 boys and a girl) all of whom are in their 30's. My relationship with them...
    miggym miggym 61-65, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    Abdullah: Hello there! How are you man? Derek: Hello! Well, how are you? Abdullah: I’m fine and you? Derek: I’m fine, thanks. Abdullah: Where are you from...
    nuruldeen nuruldeen 36-40, M Aug 1

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