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I Am a Step-mother

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    First, I hate that term "step-mom", no matter how you say it, it always sounds negative. I have known my fiancé and his son for almost 7 years, and we have been "together" for the...
    annewiora annewiora 26-30 Jul 11

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    I am so frustrated. I went on some sites to find out some tips and techniques for being happier with having step kids, but all I seem to find are women who feel exactly as I do...
    jasminelyse jasminelyse 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I was abused by my mother... For so long while growing up while I was younger hit me for what seem for no reason! If I didn't do as she asked quickly as she wanted she'd hit or...
    shexlove shexlove 22-25, F Jul 7

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    My partner’s son is turning 20 this weekend. I have known him since he was born. I have never been awarded the role of step mom though. There are a few reasons for that. 1...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Well he lives in another country and every year he asks me when will u come see me and I just donno what to reply with and I tell him maybe next year . I miss him i saw him twice...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Hi y'all my name is Jordan I'm 18 years old and I'm a teen mom. This is my story . When I got pregnant I was 17 years old and going to be starting my las year of high school in...
    QueenJ95 QueenJ95 18-21, F Jul 15

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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 1 hr ago

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    I am now "that one." The one in the family that no one talks to. Part of me feels a certain freedom because I know that I have broken away from a pack of selfish liars. But I...
    goldilks goldilks 46-50, F Jul 17

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    Yesterday was one of those days here. Just one day, just one experience…although I bet my little girl will not soon forget it. A reminder my daughter is 13. She went off the...
    Stormie01 Stormie01 46-50, F 12 Responses Jul 13

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    I really hate my family but spend each day trying to make things better. So long story short but when I was two my mom passed away and my dad played the mom/dad role for many years...
    leek12345 leek12345 22-25, F Jul 9

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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 1 day ago

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    I'm new to all of this, but am so glad I finally found a group that can relate with my struggle. I'm currently married to an addict. My husband and I got married 9 months ago and...
    WP928 WP928 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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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 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My second ex husband is accusing my son from my first marriage of molesting our 7 year old daughter! He and his current wife are trying to gain full custody so they can move back...
    plainsong plainsong 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    This statement is not true for me totally. I am 75% Materialistic. I want comfortable living. Happy go lucky style. I want a family my own. I want Peace and Tranquility in life. I...
    lifeinpresion lifeinpresion 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    My husband of thirteen years has been addicted to spice for two or more years he has spent ten thousand or more on it including a treatment center medical bills from a resulting...
    jnoga jnoga 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Since I was little, I always had a very clear idea of who would be my life mate: funny, charming, witty, goofy, strong and physically big, but also very gentle and loving. I even...
    mewsiesie mewsiesie 31-35 Jul 3

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    My Step Mother hates me. 😔 I love her so much. Has anyone else had a parent that just doesn't like them for no valid reason? 😞
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F Jul 4

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    I really hate anyone that abuses women and children because it can be men or women. I had an experience when I was younger with an abusive step mother and ever since that I've...
    MadzG MadzG 13-15, F Jul 20

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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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Random Thoughts Woke up around 3 am and thought about a lot of random things. Life in general. First off let me start off by saying that I am a young black man who considers...
    Bach13 Bach13 26-30, M Jul 7

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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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 12 hrs 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 12 hrs ago

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    I'm 32, my mom and dad divorced when I was 2, he remarried, mom didn't right away.. Dad ended up having 4 children with his new wife.. I feel like my entire life I've been forced...
    kourtneysligh kourtneysligh 31-35, F Jul 8

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    I was horribly abused as a child, the verbal insults would have been enough. My step father liked to beat me he got a perverse pleasure out of it. When the mood hit I was the...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    So I have a very big issue with not keeping my mouth shut... Needless to say I always seem to say something I shouldn't. So my mother died a few years back and about a month after...
    Lexikay99 Lexikay99 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 9

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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...
    vexe vexe 26-30 4 Responses 3 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...
    vexe vexe 26-30 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My name is Desi and I was born 10/13/1979 in Einstein Hospital in the Bronx NY. My mother, Andrea, will not tell me who my real father is, I grew up with a step father. She claims...
    imdesi imdesi 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    My fiance says he feels bad for me and that he would never hurt our daughter like how my father hurts me. My dad doesn't even know he hurts me. When I was a kid, I always assumed...
    aw23 aw23 22-25, F Jul 9

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F Jul 17

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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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 4 days ago

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