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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 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've known my step mom since some of my earliest memories. My biological mother died during childbirth, and yes I do miss her. My father married my step mother when I was 5. Only...
    yushk yushk 16-17, F Sep 10

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    Okay, I'm posting my truth because I know I'm not alone. My Mom was the most beautiful charming lady when she got married to my Dad. What exactly happened after the first few years...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    No contact with my mother for a week now. I prefer when there is no contact. She only contacts me when she wants to take one of my children out. I am considering stopping this...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I don't want to share the love of my life with a "bastard child", no the child didn't ask to be here I understand that but choices were made and now I'm stuck dealing with it. Why...
    curlsandall curlsandall 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I am glad to listen to yours turned out nicely, as there are some horror tales on the market. And that i hear you on the jogging factor, I once in a while run however it is so not...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    This will be brief, took MIL and step son's (including hubby of course) out to dinner because one of the boys was home. I thought well, I'll charge the dinner just to see if I get...
    pinterest pinterest 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    but I will never be able to show her. It goes like this: Her Womb was my Tomb A pistol's bullet, a shattering dart she reached for it and she tore out my heart. There's a...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I have had a few pets since I've been living on my own. They have both been through some really tough times and I did everything I possibly could to comfort them through tough...
    mordsith187 mordsith187 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Share my story... ok, I'll put the short version :) I never wanted kids and honestly am not sure if I'll have any more. When I was 20 I got pregnant with my boyfriend at the time...
    shelhart137 shelhart137 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    He made me ****** up life even worse. He's a wicked and evil human being. He treats me and my mother like crap
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Sep 22

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    Have any of the other moms had an issue with a two year old and the words I don't know? My two year old step son has started this thing recently where he not only answers...
    krissybear13 krissybear13 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    My husband and I are invisible to our dil. Married 20+ years with 2 daughters. Her parents live close as well (as we do). We definately get left overs. It could be worse (as I've...
    dogpoo dogpoo 61-65, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My unintended story... I did not intend to write this story when I started writing this morning. I guess this must’ve been wanting to come out. My parents divorced a year...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 9

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    Well I used to be My mother had many children, to a few different men - so all of my siblings are my half siblings My father left my mother when she was pregnant with me, and...
    lilhousewifey lilhousewifey 26-30, F Sep 7

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    I feel like my step-mother hates me as clearly as I feel pain if I poke my own eyes. Its an almost tangible, clear feeling that was at the center of my childhood experience. Now...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M Sep 5

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    I've lived with my step-mother, father, and brother for most of my life. Unfortunately my father worked a lot and was hardly ever home. This left my step mother to verbally and...
    americanhoney91 americanhoney91 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I am the oldest. There are 7 of us total. My mother had 4 with my step father and my father had 2 with my step mother.
    mmissy1012 mmissy1012 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    And as one who can talk for days, that is truly saying something for me. I grew up evangelical in my dad's basement, completely alone; and now that I am 22 I feel as though I...
    Tantalustay Tantalustay 22-25, M Sep 19

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    It was 5 years ago, when I was 13. During the day, I was creeping around my parents room, and I opened my step moms dresser. In it, I found a bunch of thongs. I heard of them, but...
    yushk yushk 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    This is the rough-draft notes of a poem from the stream of conscious of my oldest kid, he's 11 and autistic. It can only be an attempt to understand his flow of thoughts and...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 5 Responses Sep 12

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    I was listening to an old radio interview Chris Perez (he use to be the singer Selena's husband before she died.) I recently stumbled onto him so ive kinda been getting re...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I don't know if it can be said that I lost someone to suicide, when I didn't know her at all. You can't loose what you never had. My mother killed herself exactly two weeks after...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 5

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    "This is not about Mary Kom. The film. I promise! Though I wanted to say it, like it is. At the end of a melodramatic & thoroughly predictable climax in the Priyanka Chopra starer...
    Want2di3 Want2di3 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    My "best friend" is so much cooler and more amazing than me it kills me, she's two years younger than me and is like a bettie page look-a-like, her life isn't the greatest at the...
    Invisibl3flow3r Invisibl3flow3r 18-21 1 Response Sep 4

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    "Forgive, but never forget." If there's one person in this world I wish and want to make amends with, it's my dad. My dad filed for divorce on October 9th, 2012, leaving behind...
    XxxFallenAngelxxX XxxFallenAngelxxX 22-25, F Sep 8

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    10-3-15 I will say "I do" to the love of my life in Colorado. So excited to be his wife and step mother of his 2 wonderful boys. My loved saved my life. If it weren't for him and...
    mrsmitchell15 mrsmitchell15 22-25, F Sep 10

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    There's a villain in every story.The wicked witch of the west,A wicked witch of the east,The evil step mother,A monster, a beast.What does the villain look like?Some people may ask...
    SempiternalTruth SempiternalTruth 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Grew Up A Screw Up-As I have posted repeatedly most of my childhood was marred by fraudulent claims of a international child abduction that never took place and the drama that...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I'm 15 and I'm 11 weeks pregnant and I don't want to be but I can't get rid of the fact I might Love what it is im carrying may it be a boy or a little girl. I'm turning 16 in 9...
    Abbey0910 Abbey0910 13-15, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    (from 'The Urban Politico', September 25, 2014)As Eric Holder prepares to step down as the Attorney General, he leaves behind a trail of cases; many seeking the kind of justice...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I grew up without a father and yet I was never really one of those kids that questioned why. When I was seven, my mother met my step father. At first he floated into our lives and...
    Ditzstressed Ditzstressed 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Mother didn't raise any wimps. Kidzone in Fort Sill Oklahoma...now THAT was the children's paradise! It looks so gigantic in my mind, but that's probably because I was so much...
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M Sep 2

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    I'm 21 years old, and this is probably the first time I've really let myself believe that what I have experienced is not something I brought upon myself. For so long I've felt so...
    mjh92 mjh92 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    I have always enjoyed quietness. I don't like babies crying or people talking loudly on the phone, or people whispering in lectures.. I moved back home halfway through my second...
    leo1292 leo1292 22-25, F Sep 16

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    I have been two weeks clean but i think I have met my breaking point! I think I will go back to cutting every night to release all this stress, anxiety, hatred, sadness, madness...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 17

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    Last Christmas is when everything about my family came to a weird and twisted turn. The day before Christmas Eve I called my step sister to ask her to come to my house for...
    EvansMommy33014 EvansMommy33014 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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