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I Am a Step-mother

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    My Ever Changing Step Daughter - My step daughter is growing up so fast.  She has changed so much in the last year, I do not know if she feels so much more stable in her...
    redflame redflame 31-35, F Mar 3, 2010

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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...
    sunnysidedown22 sunnysidedown22 36-40, F 1 Response 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...
    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...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 23, 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...
    Tuska Tuska 41-45 2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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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...
    Monica2518 Monica2518 22-25 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    Wicked Ex Wife !! - I wish my step daughter didnt have such an uncaring, selfish mother.  I know it sounds harsh, but her own mother doesnt really give a damn about her...
    redflame redflame 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2009

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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...
    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...
    pinkcube pinkcube 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 14, 2012

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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...
    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...
    happymama3 happymama3 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4, 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...
    ladywulf ladywulf 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2010

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    Definately a Daily Challenge - Im a step mom to a little 5yr old girl, I dont have any children of my own yet.  Id say having the "Instant" family has been very...
    redflame redflame 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Feel Sorry For My Step Daughter - We have my step daughter for the week and had her the whole of last weekend.  Im tending to believe that her mother doesnt feed her healthy...
    redflame redflame 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2009

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    Things Are Better - Having prayed about my step daughter, for strength (hallelujah!!) a whole ton full of patience and understanding, the last couple months have been better. ...
    redflame redflame 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2009

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    i remember this as it was yesterday.when I was 5-6 years old, me my brother and my step brother. we were at the playground and I really had a bad stomach. I ran home to use the...
    siskrista siskrista 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was born with a normal family,. A mother, father, older brother and older sister. However, once I turned the age of 3, my mother decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery...
    Mzamigo Mzamigo 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Even though you are my step mother, you have cared for me more than someone who is supposed to love me from birth. Appreciate the people who will love and nurture you, out of the...
    katrinapaytonxo katrinapaytonxo 22-25, F Apr 9

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    My mother lied to me my whole youth about who my father was. I was told my father was my mother’s first husband. Meanwhile my mother married my step father when I was just 20...
    dwc294 dwc294 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My mother and I grew apart after she had my sister which is only natural but the bridge grew and grew over the years. I was to fat, I liked weird things, I was stupid, dramatic, I...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Isn't it strange how society projects an image of mothers as selfless and sacrificing living saints? Mine was anything but. Without warning she could become outraged about...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have recently learned to adapt to my mother's subtle abuse with either a quick retort back or simply not giving her any ammunition to use behind my back. I wrote an earlier...
    amazingyou amazingyou 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Before I was adopted for a short time I lived with my biological mother and her Fiancé. Well he was so close to me i called him dad for a while. his name was brian and I adored...
    KenzR KenzR 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I think fathers need to step up. My ex I string to push me out of the kids lives out of spite but I stay true and dedicated to my children. Three weeks ago the mother of my...
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    My first impression of her was a when she dropped my step daughter off at our apartment and asked me whether he and I share a room , she stated that my step daughter said she doesn...
    HisAngelof222 HisAngelof222 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    She insists I did not hug her when she came to visit about a month and a half ago. I remember this specifically because I thought, "do I have to hug her? If I don't, she'll make a...
    greencoffeecup greencoffeecup 26-30, F Apr 3

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    I know life is a journey and that you get rid of people who make fun of you or don’t fit with you. Well that’s what I have been doing since I moved to Sweden. It’s not hard...
    DemonDm DemonDm 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    It all started when I started dating my now husband about 15years ago. My sister in law didn't want her brother with anyone unless she had say in who it was. Well when she didn't...
    laidbackgirl laidbackgirl 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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      my step-brother committed suicide a few years ago, and last night and several other nights i have dreamed (nightmares truly) because he was so abusive to me and my...
    jdn86 jdn86 26-30, M Mar 26

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    WILLIE NELSON "I'm My Own Grandpa" Now, many many years ago When I was twenty three I was married to a widow Who was pretty as could be This widow had a grown-up daughter Had...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I love my family. Even when they annoy me to death, though there are parts of my family I would rather not count. My biological mother's family hate my father. For moving us to a...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I hear rumors that your leaving. It's been six months since we actually talked, not counting the one sentence you spoke to me in court, which looking back I'm not sure was spoken...
    ophelia379 ophelia379 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is hilarious to me may not be too funny to others who do not get it but a few weeks ago I was out with my step mom and we were just having lunch and talking, I have my son...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have this one dream. It's never exactly the same, but it's always along the same lines. In these dreams, my mom absolutely hates me. She's like the evil step mother in any...
    3milyFaye 3milyFaye 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I know I am surrounded by the others, my five younger siblings, and my step mother and father, and the two friends I will be going out to the movies with soon. But there is a hole...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I am step mother to 4 kids my husband has from his previous marriage. I am struggling he keeps things from me to do with the kids, but expects me to be apart of their lives
    anniemct anniemct 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Came to realize a few things but I still feel lost; like I'm living through the motions of life just to live. For so long I've held on to the baggage of my past. Too many times I...
    halfdead25 halfdead25 26-30, F Apr 4

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    My parents never got married but they did date as teenagers but my dad was a player bad lived with my now step mother And dated more than one chick at a time my mom got tired of...
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 6

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    Good morning, I have no idea where to start. I have four children one is almost 21 and moved out of the house and I now have three teen age kids at home. My daughter 14 no problems...
    therockdog therockdog 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Adopted, sort of. When I was 15 my step-mum and dad separated, i was closer to my step-mum so lived with her. I remember cursing my dad one day i was whinging I wished he wasn't my...
    Godleegirl Godleegirl 41-45, F Mar 21

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My Dad is my step-father. He didn't have to raise me like his own daughter, but he did. He never treated me any differently than his other two children. When I was six, not long...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I have written on here once before, about a comment my husband had made awhile ago about our marriage. Now, within a short week, everything has completely crumbled. First let me...
    mbackman678 mbackman678 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    IF IT'S NOT TOO LATE....SAVE YOURSELF!!!!! Things I've experienced as a Step. *Any material item I ever cared for broken or stolen. *Beloved pets killed or tormented. *Toothbrushes...
    beingastepsucks beingastepsucks 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    the day before yesterday, my step uncle passed away. and I never know anything about it till my sister told me as she was told by my other step uncle. by that time we were at home...
    rsddhj rsddhj 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I have a step kid who is 16 that doesn't know how to communicate and doesn't really know how to handle her own emotions. She and I had a good relationship until her mother and I...
    702stepmom 702stepmom 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I am a young mother. I have made many, many mistakes in my past, true. I was a wild teen who came from a broken home. Both of my parents were/are drug addicts. My father was in and...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F Mar 31

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    Its almost been one year since I saw my eldest son. The past year has been extremely difficult. I don't know what happened between my son and I. He started dating Taryn and I...
    Jerbear84 Jerbear84 51-55, F Mar 18

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    Behind Those Green Eyes-(llovelyfallenangell) March 6th, 2014. Green eyes the colour of emeralds, astonishing you after every blink. Her long brown hair fell in soft curls around...
    llovelyfallenangell llovelyfallenangell 16-17, F Mar 19

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