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I Am a Step-mother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 61 People

    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 18-21, F Mar 5

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    Related Experiences

    Oh boy... I am not the wicked step-mother. I am the wicked mother because I asked my 14 year old daughter to help pick up the house, take out the garbage, and do something besides...
    criticalminded criticalminded 36-40, F 1 Response May 19

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    I have been married for 6 months now. I have known my husband for nearly 4 yrs. I have been around my step son for 2 years. I have never bad mouthed the ex/biological mother in the...
    nhardin28 nhardin28 31-35 1 Response May 6

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    I have 2 step children and 3 biological children. On Mother's Day, my biological kids all took the time and effort to get a card and flowers for me. My younger step-child wished me...
    entueb8 entueb8 41-45, F 1 Response May 12

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    This really belongs in several categories, but first and foremost, I am a mother. I have a six year old daughter that I surrendered custody of to my step mom when she was one. I...
    FosterCareSurvivor2007 FosterCareSurvivor2007 22-25, F 3 Responses May 25

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    Another Mother's Day is here,And I still miss having you near.You were the best mom you could be,At times we were distant,And at times we would disagree,I never once doubted your...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 21 Responses May 10

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    He has to take a dementia test. Doctor is worried about him. It hurts a lot my doctor really likes him and my mother but hates me. He won't take me seriously or see how bad I am...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses May 4

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    Well, my second stepdad. My mom is in the process of divorcing his abusive *** right now. I hate that man. If you can even call him a man.. Hate him with all my heart. He would...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 16-17, F 5 Responses May 14

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    My mom and my step dad are crazy first let's talk about my mom every time I have such little mess she starts yelling and when I was little she used to beat me phisically and with a...
    Mohid101cool Mohid101cool 16-17, M May 23

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    Over the last 10 months the children have blossomed after a bitter senseless custody battle was resolved. They are so much happier having their father in their lives, My step...
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F May 3

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    I'm a step mom of 3 girls aged 5,8,10 and I don't know how I will cope even though we see the girls every second week :(
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3

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    My, recently turned, 13 yr old daughter just told me she remembers being molested by her bio father. She remembered through a dream and told her school counselor and then me. To be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    My mom has driven me insane for the past 7-8 years of my life. It all really started spiraling down hill when my Grandpa died. My grades startes slipping. I didn't get all A...
    Starlightrose Starlightrose 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I never got to know my father as a child since my parents separated by the time I was a year old. My father then moved from ATL to Pittsburgh where he met his second wife and her...
    mlemieux19 mlemieux19 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    This is going to be a long post but I'd really appreciate if anyone who is willing to help me would and would also give me advice. So I basically need to know what you would do if...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 5 Responses May 18

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    Hello and here I start hoping to finish, I've been through ALOT of experiences Lost a mother I never knew at a very young age. Alcoholic family. Step mother who beated me behind my...
    galerie2015 galerie2015 51-55, F 1 Response May 19

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    I am a 43 yr old man who gets treated like a 7 yr old little girl by his wife and step mother and step sister's
    subsissy1989 subsissy1989 26-30, M 2 Responses May 8

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    I have been married for 2 years; have my first baby who is 4 months old now and summer vacation is around the corner. The question should I include my SD10 who doesn't live with us...
    Sabrinay Sabrinay 31-35, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Introduction: My name is Kendra, I have a mom, a dad, and a sister. I've never had a step family member, as my family was also all related by blood. I've never felt what it was...
    Greywolf205 Greywolf205 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    Movie addict here indeed...... Movies that make you think, get right inside of you where you can feel the movie...."We Were Soldiers....Brave Heart...My Sister's Keeper Step...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 4 Responses May 3

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    I've watched The Parent Trap back when I was younger. I never knew that I would experience the stress, frustration and pain of having a step mother until my real mom died of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    Holy ****! I'm so ******* glad me and my passengers didn't get badly hurt, I Walked away without a broken bone we may have a couple scratches but we're still breathing. my two...
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I can't believe I am having issues with my step mother. I am not even sure when it all began? I am expecting a visit from her next month and I know it would be super awkward. I...
    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M May 16

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    Life sucks, really, what is the goal? I'm angry against everybody, against school and teachers, against my father and my step mother. I just want to go away or I don't just leave...
    Aucle Aucle 16-17, F 2 Responses May 17

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    Nope...nuh-uh! Nope! Nope! Nope! Not ANOTHER burden for me to carry. You can nag and complain all you want but once I graduate from school, get my ****, and move out you will NOT...
    Cloe89 Cloe89 22-25, F May 24

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    hello beautiful woman (and yes, men too!) , and yes i mean this...beautiful. so guess what? i just turned 30 exactly a week ago, and only tonight...seriously for my FIRST time...
    AlreadyHealed6 AlreadyHealed6 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I didn't have the greatest childhood growing up. My parents divorced when I was 2. My father was an alcoholic and verbally and physically abused my mother. Me and my older sister...
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 22-25, M 14 Responses May 18

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    For the longest time I've been the protector of my siblings. I am the oldest in the family so I've made sure that everything I do is with a purpose. Never would I bring friends...
    mar0436 mar0436 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The high winds blowing around the Sycamore trees near my house last week reminded me of this - “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them...
    fun4us2b fun4us2b 51-55, M 2 Responses May 18

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    Well, it's that one out of the year where Mothers are celebrated and loved. What about Stepmom's who help raise their partners children and some whose step kids live with them full...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 2 Responses May 10