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I Am a Step-mother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    As a kid, my mother was very absent. After her and my father separated when I was four, I saw her very little throughout the years. At the age of 10, I saw my mother the last time...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My kid was already a year old when I met her. I was dating her dad at the time. He and I had been seeing each other for several months and he decided it was time for us to meet. I...
    Shelaughs Shelaughs 31-35 1 Response a week 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 3 days ago

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    I have a step daughter my husband had an affair and she is the result. I forgave him and was fine with it as long as she stayed with her mother. In her final year of school she...
    Mish686 Mish686 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    Hi, I'm new to this, and here to tell my story and ask for help. I was molested and raped by my step father since the age of 5 to 11, when my mom and step father broke up. Growing...
    VeganBarbie VeganBarbie 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    My step grandfather abused me until I turned 18. My mother (I refuse to user the term Mum, for that indicates a person who is loving and caring) knew what he was like, but chose to...
    Fuzzball1 Fuzzball1 56-60, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Step-dad to two girls, now 28 and 23. As well as a daughter of ten (together with my wife of eleven years). A short history on the early days reflects many of the stories I’ve...
    Gutsful Gutsful 46-50, M Dec 31, 2014

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    Hi, all. I don't have a PA mother but I DO HAVE a PA Father. Wow! The devil IS a liar. Reading these posts gives me a sense of relief that I'm not overreacting, but simply...
    RWilson77 RWilson77 51-55 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Some of My friends don't understand me. For good reason. I have been honest about how hard it's been. One of my really good friends is no longer in my life by my choosing. She had...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jan 1

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    I absolutely hate him. I cannot stand being in his presence even for a minute before I try to cause him misfortune in any way I can. He sound nice, talks nice and is kind but it is...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Hi I am a step mom to a 12 year old boy. I have been in a relationship with his father for 3 yrs now. About a year and a half ago we bought a brand new home together. I am very...
    Dharma49 Dharma49 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    This layered crimson satin HMS gown includes three layers. The bottom layer of your gown is trimmed in black Internet. An attached overskirt is really a black Internet with black...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    When I was just 9 years of age, my mother died from Cancer. This started from behind the eye and lead to taking over the rest of her body dramatically. I loved her so much and...
    milanibrooke milanibrooke 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Hello And I thought about you today And I thought about the things you used to say And I thought about the things we did And I thought about your newest kid And damn that makes 2...
    QuixoticConquistador QuixoticConquistador 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    January is the hardest month for me. My daughter was 15 when she decided to stop coming over. She decided to stop speaking to me. The she blew off our family Christmas. Then...
    sadmom68 sadmom68 46-50, F Jan 9

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    I am a Househusband since last 5 years. I loved to crossdress in my childhood and was supported by my step mother. The day she came to know about my interest in crossdressing, her...
    cdhousehusband cdhousehusband 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I am the youngest of five and I haven't seen my siblings or my "mother's" side of the family in a decade. Initially it was their choice not to see me--I was fifteen and decided to...
    seelensauger seelensauger 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I think being a step-parent is one of the most difficult things to deal with. My husband has 3 grown children. I was naive in thinking that things would get better once they were...
    Oddusername Oddusername 36-40, F Jan 2

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    This past August, my dad had major surgery, was really sick and is lucky to be alive. I posted awhile ago that I heard this rumor ::: that I'm upset and mad that he didn't die...
    mudflap73 mudflap73 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Once upon a time, I thought mommy loved daddy... but I learned that really they were just covering up what they thought were flaws. I'm the third and last child of them and I...
    whisperedthing whisperedthing 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel as though I have no family. My mother left when I was very young. My dad later remarried and at the age of 16, my step mother kicked me out. I was forced to live with my...
    Sugarsparkles60 Sugarsparkles60 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    So my boyfriends father and step mother gave me 2 candles they had laying around their house for Christmas. She offered them to me months ago and I told her I didn't like either of...
    Ladyay11 Ladyay11 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    at my house, I take 20 minute showers. hot, steamy, the heat opening my pores and I always hop out feeling refreshed (and no, I never please myself in the shower). last week...
    BiCPP BiCPP 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    I am not yet a step mother but my significant other had two children, one who is best friends with my 16 yo daughter and another who is 13 and a boy. He can be kind to my 11 and 4...
    mylife4four mylife4four 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Britney Spears said, " Work for yourself Lazy *sshole B!tch". I did. I worked for myself since 1993 to be where I am today. Specially since 1998 coming to america.. as I became Fan...
    homeless1129 homeless1129 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't even know were to begin..... We have been married for about 7 years and 3 of those we spent separated from each other before deciding to work it out. I soon found out I was...
    nisa890 nisa890 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    So I have been with my BF for 8 years!! When we first started dating everythg was cool!! His sisters wanted to a lot and would call and text me everyday!! Now I'm fighting with the...
    mj123107 mj123107 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    This is my first time back to this website in over four years. I have been trying to fight my depression other ways. Lets just say it hasn't been working. The last time I was on...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I love my mother but I also dislike her a lot. I am currently 34 weeks pregnant with my daughter and it's made me really think about my own relationship with my mother. My mum had...
    Wantiing Wantiing 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    My parents divorced not long after I had turned one. My father moved out and I got used to seeing him every second day each week. I was mostly raised by my father and my...
    zanthemum zanthemum 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they...
    joyfulride joyfulride 36-40 1 day ago

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    Ok so I'm new here (1st post). I have been searching for a long time for answers regarding my experiences. (OPEN FOR COMMENTS) here's an early childhood example of my abilities. It...
    realme75 realme75 36-40, F Jan 16

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    To shorten the story, I have an ex fiance from 2004. My father died and he walked away due to my father's death. You know why as good as I do. I ended up having an emotional...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 6 days ago

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    When I was a little girl, I was both physically and se*ually abused. I was se*ually abused by one of my old best friend's sister. She was a year younger than me but she showed me...
    anonymousvictim anonymousvictim 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    The Invisible Girl and Her Private Hell-Did you know that overweight awkward cry baby who consistently made the Honor Roll/High Honor Roll, always had her nose in a book,never gave...
    Merka94 Merka94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17