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I Am a Step-mother

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 23

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    My mother is phenomenal. She amazes me with the heart she has. It's where I get it from. She raised me since I was a baby. ( my birth mother left) she took me in as her own and...
    freedom432 freedom432 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 Nov 23

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    It's really remarkable to find so many people who I can relate too. My mother has been emotionally, physically, and verbally abusing me since I was a small child. I don't have any...
    WeOnlyHaveNow WeOnlyHaveNow 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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 Nov 25

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    At this point I am unsure as to whether I have gotten better at dealing with not having my mother in my life or worse. I used to think I had it under control.. That was before my...
    indigopower indigopower 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Hi everyone, I'm glad I found this website, and I'm now able to share my story with people who will not judge me or think I'm crazy to think my mother is a narcissist. We all know...
    noite noite 26-30, F Dec 6

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    I had a child pretty young (21), but at the time it was the best thing that had ever happened to me. I was in my last year of college, was engaged, and had a host of love and...
    AJD23 AJD23 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I question why don't I just go live with my father. Ever since my parents gotten divorced there have been things my mother does that makes me question her motives or just...
    whitnaye whitnaye 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Why oh why was I cursed with a mother like mine. Hating her is an understatement, I have wished death on her more times than I can remember. She vents all her frustrations on me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 5

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    Hello my name is Cassey. My husband and I have been together for two and one half years and he had a baby on the way when I met him. The child was born on 12/14/12 and the mother...
    cassey1975 cassey1975 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    He is the biggest an egotistical douche I have ever had the displeasure of meeting. I literally stay in my room all day just so I don't have to look at the sight of him gives me...
    RandomCucumber RandomCucumber 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Just need to vent... We do not talk to my MIL for obvious reasons like how she said that my son was a mistake and told my step daughter about how I am not her mother and what...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am going to fill this blog with my posts but I'm going crazy!!!! Not only are we over paying child support for this problem child but we also pay $300/mo for her insurance. Her...
    JulieJA JulieJA 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    Okay so I live with my dad and step mom. I left my moms house when I was 15 now I'm close to turning 18. My family has not ever really been the nicest to me. I've tended to lean...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 24 mins ago

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    I don't understand why problems between the bio-mom and step-mom are so common. As parents shouldn't the well being and benefits of our children go before our own conflicts? I am...
    VT100712 VT100712 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Outside looking in I never felt normal I always felt like an orphan My mother was murdered when I was just nine years old the man I called dad never acted like a father he was...
    conservativegirl24 conservativegirl24 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 3 Responses Nov 19

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    When I first met him he was fantastic, we began dating very quickly everything was good. When I moved in things changed dramatically. I wasn't allowed to go anywhere not even to...
    missjulia123 missjulia123 22-25, F Dec 8

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    I have 4 children. I married a woman with 4 children. We have been married 7 years now. The three oldest are mine. One is married, one lives with my first wife, the next is going...
    FutileFather FutileFather 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 Nov 20

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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 Nov 24

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    Chrissy Grass between my toes and sun shining on my dark head, I was at peace. I loved and lived in the moment. I had no understanding of the past or the future. I only knew of...
    Punchinginadream Punchinginadream 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Starting over can appear to be such a positive event for many people but how come it's 'too good to be true' when it's my turn. Why must my innocent children suffer for mistakes...
    VT100712 VT100712 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Hi I'm a step mom and I have grown to hate it. I have so much resentment about my life being so different to what it was. I hate myself for feeling this way. I've had so many...
    brightonpast brightonpast 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I have been suffering from the caste system since before I was born. I cry every night, thinking about all the genocidal acts that Indian Hindu genocides committed against me. I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Nov 28

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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 Nov 26

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    I think my sister is starting to hate me. I don't know what I did wrong and now I want to escape. She has been pointing out things that hurt me and I can't tell if she's just...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F Dec 1

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    I don't like to talk about this, but I guess it's a part of me... I am the youngest of a blended, 8, Children Family. In my Family, we don't call each other step... My mother is...
    freedom432 freedom432 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm going to tell a story, so prepare for a lengthy read. Read it if you like, or not, I just need to write it down. I'm going to start at a very important part of my experience...
    soulrebel78 soulrebel78 36-40, F Nov 30

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    My father did freelance work and was in the national guard, so for the first 4 years of my life he was my daily caregiver. I know he tried to get me back. I know he tried to get...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I want a tattoo and have set a date of mothers day. While the pain from child birth is still somewhat fresh I want to do it so maybe it wont hurt as bad as that did LMAO. Anyways...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I am a new stepmother of a 7 yr old little girl. When I first came into the picture she was really good at lying and making me believe she wasn't such a little devil. Eventually...
    Heavyheart12 Heavyheart12 22-25, F Dec 7

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    It is really sad watching someone you've always known as strong and healthy to gradually get so dependant .. My mothers ms went out of remission 6 years ago . I am 22 now & it's...
    plaine plaine 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I guess having loving parents is just too much to ask for and lately I keep being reminded of it. I went to a friends house and I couldn't help but notice the way her mother...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago