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I Am a Step-mother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    If you just glance at the stories I've written here, you manage to take one thing away: I hate my mother. I don't even consider her my mother. More like an older woman who kept...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My fiancée might get custody of his son soon but is it wrong for me to encourage him to get a paternity test? And even more wrong for me wishing it comes out that he is not the...
    badluckbabe badluckbabe 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I am a married wife, mother, and step mother of a total of seven children. Also, I have five grandchildren too. As one can see I am very busy with motherhood. My kids and step...
    gloriahughes gloriahughes 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    Thank you so much step mother for making me feel even more insecure about my body <3 I love you too...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Pain! It's the easiest way to describe everything. My parents were together for 10 years and they were the best years of my life! But then there was change , the worse change a...
    trappedammie trappedammie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Initially time mothers normally truly feel contractions getting more time and more Repeated when “accurate labor” manifests. Initially time mothers put together to go...
    Joshua8383gcy4 Joshua8383gcy4 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My situation started with a coat. My mother bought me a coat that was £60 and I wore it to school and within a week I lost it. I was sure that I left it in a friends car and I...
    VanillaCupcakes VanillaCupcakes 16-17, F Nov 10

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    At Hugssociety we are now forming 2 new extended family groups and pairing (mother figure to younger man or woman) We are looking for woman over 40 to join in. Also if you are...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I HATE my Mother in Law. Yes it's me again :D What can I say I can't get enough of bitching about this evil woman. Anyways; I was on Facebook and had to log onto an old account to...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 1

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    So I talked to my mom about moving out because she lives really far from the city. I told her it's not personal but it's also because I have bad memories in that house that trigger...
    sarrmar sarrmar 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    My parents divorced when I was 1.5 years old, and my mother and I moved to a town three hours from my father. She remarried after a couple of years, we moved to a city five hours...
    Carrb Carrb 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    I lived off and on with him and my step mother before the age of 13, and permanently from then on. My dad is not good with words, he's not good with kids and he sure as hell had no...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F Nov 13

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    There is one I have had several hundred times. It started almost 3 years ago. I am at my step brother's house. I'm looking for his wife calling her name. I feel stressed worried...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    So the only people that know I'm pregnant are my fiancé, my mother, my sister in law, and my best friend. Everyone has been so supportive and just as excited as I am, except the...
    kay5262 kay5262 18-21, F Nov 9

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    I was just talking to an old friend of mine, we used to go to high school together. Freshman year, she was caught with a knife in her bag (apparently, she was bragging about it to...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It is a funny story of one of my 2nd or third cousin. She has a step brother. His father married her step mother after her mom had passed away as she was only about 4 or 5. After...
    Lolime Lolime 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 27

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    Well my recent experience was very painful and sad thing. I met this lady online. We dated for a short time. We like each other and fell in love. We all wanted the same thing. The...
    maru1 maru1 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 8

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    Angry, disappointed and depressed. I have only been married for a little over a year but I just can't seem to take it anymore. Our communication is a disaster and I get more...
    Supportiveone Supportiveone 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I love cooking even if I'm kind of new to it. I was pretty disappointed when I failed at preparing pancakes because half were burnt because I forgot to lower the heat and the other...
    CookieMonstuh CookieMonstuh 16-17, M 7 Responses Oct 29

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    I'm naive. I'm a baby. It seems like everyone around me thinks a 21 year old has to be a certain way and I don't fit those requirementS. I'm not immature, mostly. I'm just...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    My 16 year old son strangled me, pushed me in the floor, and continued to assault me and prevent me from grabbing a hold of my cell phone so I could call 911. The cops sent him to...
    underthestarss underthestarss 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    Frannie Communicates By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/HPIinternational/ Paranormal...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Nov 15

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    I lost my mom this January. actually she is my step mother but she raised me since I was 8 so she is my mom to me. her death was slow and painful and a very long time coming. I...
    omgeezus omgeezus 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Hi I am a step mother to an 11 year old boy, but I've started to hate him being near me. I find I can't trust him anymore and I get anxious and avoid him lots. I absolutely hate...
    brightonpast brightonpast 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Nothing to Do with Me but Everything to Do with Us "Love illumines, inspires, designates and leads the way." ~~ Dorothy Rieke "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 6 hrs ago

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    When I was a young girl, curly blond hair ,blue eyes, sincere smile full of laughter and but very shy. Life seemed so easy . Until the age of 5. I remember all of the good times...
    zylahgirl zylahgirl 26-30 1 Response Nov 2

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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...
    yellowsoul yellowsoul 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I am an Asian-American 17-year old junior in high school. I'm not really that popular, except everybody knows me as the best singer in the school. I get great grades without trying...
    AkitoKai AkitoKai 16-17, M Nov 13

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    I had a difficult time accepting that I had been abused as a child. Part of the reason for that is because growing up in that environment one tends to normalize what happened...
    scarecrow71 scarecrow71 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was 6 years old, my parents separated and I ended up moving in with my mom and step-dad, visiting my dad on the weekends. When I was 10 years old, the abuse started. It...
    sunisburning sunisburning 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Like another young woman here. I am also unable to become independent. There is nothing left for me. God won't answer my prayers. I'm stuck in an abusive situation with my mother...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 3

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    My family has always been sort of, messed up. But I figured every family had their quirks. For me, my mother was always causing drama by telling lies or exaggerating the truth...
    cnk2015 cnk2015 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    This is a venting session, to stop me from loosing my mind. I have been a model daughter in law for the past ten years ( but I don't profess to b perfect), only to be controlled by...
    fleezz fleezz 41-45, M Oct 29

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    Growing up was pretty glorious It was painful too I had 8 sisters, 2 brothers and my mum I also had a crazy step-dad, paranoid schizophrenic Mormon My family apart from my step-dad...
    Ikonoclastia Ikonoclastia 41-45 1 Response Oct 29

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    im sort of lost...my husband and i have been together for 2 years..married for only 4 weeks though. he has two daughters, the youngest 9, his biological child, the oldest 14, not...
    lostleesha lostleesha 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 27