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I Am a Step-mother

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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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    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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    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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    Something is not sinking in with me.

    I'm a 39 year old mother of four children; two sons 18 & 15--and two daughters 14 & 7. I had tubal ligation 7 years ago...the same day my 7 year old daughter was born. I don't want to be bother with any more children----With Good reason. None of my children resided with me...
    ChiTownLady76 ChiTownLady76 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    So here's the deal, I just need some advice

    or something. Maybe just to talk to someone that's been through or going through the same thing or something similar anyway. I'm absolutely head over heals in love with this man, were perfect together. We have the same sense of humor, were best friends we constantly want to be...
    kay5262 kay5262 22-25, F Mar 5

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    I am a mother to two little girls a 3 year old

    and 18 month old. I have step daughters who are 18 and 13.... I have been married to their dad for almost 4 years. My husband and their mom have a terrible relationship. And I am pretty sure the scars from their relationship go deep on both sides. As part of their divorce...
    businessmom businessmom 26-30, F Jul 24

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I worked for my mom. Today, I messed up a great deal and did something really stupid and made her look bad. What I did was absolutely unprofessional and irresponsible. I left work...
    StayCsBS93 StayCsBS93 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    This summer I've primarily been the only adult in the house, my husband travels 70% of the time. So it's been me going to school supply shop, dropping everything to go to practice...
    tiredSM tiredSM 36-40 1 Response 1 day ago

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    ok, so once upon a time there was a girl named Anne Marie, she went to Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uptown New Orleans garden district. She was different that alot of the stuck...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    My sixth year as a widow today . My hope that this may help those going on this journey now. Time makes it tolerable I prayed that God would take my pain away but leave the...
    goahead goahead 56-60, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I always felt from a young age that I may not be able to have children. I don't know why, it was just always something that seemed right to me. I love babies and children, but...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    That woman drives the biggest wedge between us. As of things aren't rocky enough without her meddling. You had your time with him, lady. Kindly step aside and LET HIM GROW UP...
    Kettei Kettei 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I thought he was the man I was going to spend my life with at 21 and 5 years into our relationship I knew that was no longer a possibility. Me and T. Had an amazing relationship...
    2015dao 2015dao 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Everything seemed simple back then, I was happy I lived at my grandparents house with my mother. Honestly if it weren't for my grandparents, I never would be close to guessing what...
    Jaylaska Jaylaska 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    After so many times of going through this, I had to sit down and write about it. This is mostly about how my Mother favors my sister SO much more than me. And for those out there...
    squirtlebear squirtlebear 18-21, F a week ago

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    I know this girl who accused her step brother of terrible things, she accused him of molestation and much more. Then she got him arrested about a month before his first child was...
    RachelMichaela97 RachelMichaela97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    My anxiety is kind of the same. I have always had long hair and when i was younger it was hard to look after. I used to see my mum once a week and she would go through it with a...
    Adalae15 Adalae15 13-15, F Aug 25

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    My Mother's Ex-Boyfriends Really. First there was John, my mom went out with him from June 2011 to October 2012! John was an a**hole on drugs! He beat his own daughters routinely...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I just came into realizing upon realizing and forgetting, that my Fake Mother never drinks fruit juice, making up an excuse that she gets sick when she does, just so she can drug...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 23

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    I cleaned up the house I live in from since I was five or six years old. The whole house too. As a cause of this, I missed out on many activities that may have benefitted me...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 22

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    An apology from the other women They say that Karma is a *****. And you know what, she is... but she is right. I got what I deserved because I dated a married man, he left his...
    designdiva32 designdiva32 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I am the step mother to a wonderful little boy. I have been married to my husband a year and a half. My husband has primary custody of his little boy. We are constantly having...
    tootlebug84 tootlebug84 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I am new here on Experience Project. I am told I should share an experience or two in order to start enjoying this site. 1. I am not sure I belong here but I am willing to give...
    KrystalP KrystalP 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    "Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds Taking stock is often the first step in healing" https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tech-support/201304/daughters-unloving...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 19

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    My family has a horrible history. I barely know any of my family, and I'm sure it's for a good reason. This story will be a long one. It's about my entire family after all. When...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I really am in disgust with this rotten family, and constantly think of killing myself. Never have they ever showed any love twords me. My idiotic mother - Early back on she had a...
    MysteryZ MysteryZ 18-21, M Aug 17

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    How a Chinese Billionaire Built Her Fortune: Zhou Qunfei is the world’s richest self-made woman. Ms. Zhou, the founder of Lens Technology, owns a $27 million estate in Hong Kong...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 17

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    I don't know why but one day like 5 years ago I started stealing my sister's and step mother's clothes and I kept them for a couple months and they found out then they gave me some...
    te214696 te214696 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 16

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    I hate my mother because when I came to her and told her my step father was sexually abusing me at ten years old and had been for awhile. she made him apologize and then promise...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 15

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    My mother has never said a kind word to me as a child and as an adult. Her actions are far worst than not ever saying anything kind! Her actions has taught me that I don't ever...
    Madimaria123 Madimaria123 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    This was me two years ago, I can't remember writing it and it seems more of a blur, this is my past. I hope no one finds it offending... "Hello, I'm 15 and still have...
    TinkerbellTia TinkerbellTia 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm so stressed out, my grandparents decided they were going to "help," me out of the situation with my step-mother by forcing me into going to Job Corps here in my state. Let me...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm so stressed out, my grandparents decided they were going to "help," me out of the situation with my step-mother by forcing me into going to Job Corps here in my state. Let me...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F Aug 13