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I Am a Step-mother

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 tend to have a dislike for step mothers because the story is always the same with them. They get into this new relationship and think well I have kids by this man, this is my...
    prettybombie prettybombie 18-21, F Feb 7

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    Step-mother technically, but she's my whole world<3
    marinesprincess93 marinesprincess93 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have 10 year old twin step-daughters and i am like their mother since their mother died when they were babies.I also have a 6 year old,3 year old and 4 month old daughter.
    luisanapettinson luisanapettinson 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I dont know why I am writing this, I just need to get things off my chest. I don't hate my mother. And that's the worst part because I despise the person she is, yet I feel...
    Bizarree Bizarree 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    Hi everyone, I'm so blessed to have found this website and support group for this subject! I suffered from major anxiety this year as a junior in college, I had to leave school and...
    halessss halessss 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME FOR THIS POST, I AM ASKING FOR ADVICE, IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN IN THIS SITUATION THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT! I HAVE 2 YOUNG STEP DAUGHTERS AGES 6 AND 8...
    xbeautifulx xbeautifulx 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I have 3 step kids and one of my own. I am writing to get stuff off my chest so please keep your negative comments to yourselves. You see I am battling one of the hardest things i...
    Distressedwife33 Distressedwife33 22-25 Jan 30

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    My "real" father has never been a dad to me, so he is not in my life at all. Then my step father came into our lifes after living alone with my mother for 16 years. He has been...
    EverythingAndAnything EverythingAndAnything 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My father left his family for another woman when I was 12. He lives somewhere in Oregon with his girlfriend (not the one he left my mother for.) My mother did her best to keep him...
    ChemicalMouse ChemicalMouse 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    This is the child your caste system took from my parents...over genocide...this is the child that grew up wondering how she'd fend for herself because of YOUR secrets and YOUR All...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 28

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    The ABC's for Mothers in Laws (those of sons with a negative aura)Acknowledge and accept that your son is married, you may not like his choice but it’s his decision.Be...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I remember my very first memory of my mother,I was about 3 she was leaving me alone with the girl that lived down the street (my babysitter) for what she said would be a couple...
    harmonyk harmonyk 18-21, F Feb 3

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    Tokyo Mothers Group: Out and About - Tokyo and Beyond Getting about in Tokyo, and Japan in general, is pretty easy. Although the crowds can be daunting, there are usually...
    mersaberden27 mersaberden27 26-30, F Feb 17

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    Some people just don't understand how important a father is to a growing child, especially a boy. Growing up without a father is agonizing, whether he left you or he died before...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Welcome to Poetry Poems! Poetry News About the Author About The Poet Home Login Please enjoy your visit. Welcome to My Poetry Site 14 Poems...
    madhukpattiath madhukpattiath 51-55 Feb 18

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    I had to keep these bands from the hospital around my hand so that my genocidal freak for a fake Mother doesn't beat me or cuss at me. She finds satisfaction in making me suffer...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 3

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    It's just as good as it gets, ain't it? While rummaging through the documents in my Fake Mother's Room, I discovered evidence on how she was reported to the state of New York for...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Hi, my name is Deanna Cousart. When I was 4 years old my father took me into a shed and made me touch him. From that day forward I was his doll. He brought his friends over. They...
    dadifyoureadthis dadifyoureadthis 13-15, F Feb 4

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    My mom has 4 different biological children, each of us had different dads. I've met and spent time with my eldest half brother, who's a real jerk and spent a lot of time in and...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I truly hate my SD, it's way past dislike at this point!! she is the most destructive thing in my life, and I can't get her out, or even a break. she lives with me full-time. she...
    rdthompson76 rdthompson76 36-40 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I know that I have not discussed it here but I am now in a loving relationship with an older man. I still have my own apartment but I stay over at his house more often than not...
    teresasimpson teresasimpson 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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    I know that I have not discussed it here but I am now in a loving relationship with an older man. I still have my own apartment but I stay over at his house more often than not...
    teresasimpson teresasimpson 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I know that I have not discussed it here but I am now in a loving relationship with an older man. I still have my own apartment but I stay over at his house more often than not...
    teresasimpson teresasimpson 22-25, F 16 Responses Feb 8

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    here I am. I have landed here like you all before me because I am seeking answers and advise about my evil step mother. The Story is classic and unique all in the same, I will try...
    glorygrl563 glorygrl563 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ok I'm new to this and am looking for some advice. I met the love of my life a little over a year ago. Her name is Joanna and she is 33 years old from Greece. She moved to...
    cruzinfre5h cruzinfre5h 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    [When Joseph was an old man, an old man was he He married Virgin Mary, the Queen of Galilee He married Virgin Mary, the Queen of Galilee] (Lyrics from the Cherry Tree) It is now...
    MoniqueinSpring MoniqueinSpring 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    So this is more of a vent and could possibly be long. I became a step mom all in the same year as I became a mom myself as well as got married. When I decided to marry my husband...
    sgriff66 sgriff66 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Death Sentence for the Bali Nine Ring Leaders. I have NO problem with their fate at all. 1) It is now all over the media and I am sure among many in the community that the 2 ring...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 10

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    The old school "You're either smart or dumb and the cure is to try harder" philosophy. There was a book * read where this special education teacher had one student, 7 yrs old; very...
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F Feb 18

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    it´s the story of my emotionally Disfunctional family Rich family, 500m2 house in wealthy suburbs area in Europe. father that does a stunnig Imperssion on Everyone. charming...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Seven - Chapter Nine Mother was cool, but civil enough, when I came into the kitchen. I wasn't certain if she was holding back anything else she planned...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Forgiving does not mean that I have to be a part of a family that is toxic to my well being. I forgive my mother for the things she did and continues to do, because I understand...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    FACING THE PROBLEM: ME Today is January 2, 2015. It is 6 AM in the morning and I have not yet gone to bed. Earlier, I had been in my sister's room looking up something on my tablet...
    girlunknownyet girlunknownyet 18-21, F Jan 31

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    This story is part of my healing process. I thought I had beaten this years ago. I never thought about how much damage was caused by the men in my life. From the age of 4 things...
    valfree8121 valfree8121 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Becouse of my cold narcissistic mother and perfectionist step dad.if I got scold for small thing of my mother my step dad say ohh that's the way you raised your daughter don't be...
    aroura26 aroura26 26-30, F 2 days ago