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I Am a Stepmother

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    Am I Being Unreasonable? - Me and my husband have a 6month old baby and his 21 yr old daughter still lives with us. I have started a bed time routine with my baby which starts with...
    nipen nipen 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    I am a stepmother to a young girl. She is a handful to say the least. Here is a little background to get you up to speed on why I am writing. My SD bio mother has always been in...
    northernlightsalaska333 northernlightsalaska333 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Young Soon-To-Be Stepmom - Hey all! I am 22 years old, getting married to my partner who I have been with for two years and I'm going to be a stepmom. It is literally a situation...
    cheazyniff339 cheazyniff339 22-25 Nov 11, 2013

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    Heartbroken, But Happy. - Even though my sd's mom and I fought alot, I was happy being a step mom. There were days - like any parent - that I wanted to pull my hair out. But I was...
    sbh08252012 sbh08252012 22-25, F Jul 24, 2013

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    I have recently become step mum to a 12 year old girl. It seems that she was given free rein at her old house and I was on the receiving end of a lot of backtalk and attitude...
    SarahTTG SarahTTG 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Through Loss And Pain Comes Stepmotherhood -  I know this is long but I need some advice. My story starts out with me, a young single mom and two time cancer survivor.  I...
    stepcid stepcid 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    Snapshot of a Stepmother - I don't know any little girls who dream of becoming stepmothers.  I have regrets of my past but I still look forward to the future as hopefully as I...
    wickedstepmother wickedstepmother 26-30, F 32 Responses Apr 5, 2007

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    Too Nieve to Be a Step-mom - Being 23 and a step-mother is not what I dreamed as a child. I never thought one day I'm going to meet the man of my dreams and he shall be an...
    BettyBetty BettyBetty 21-25, F 12 Responses May 3, 2007

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    I Am A Mother. - I am the non-biological mother of my 9yo son, Jacob. I am, technically, his stepmother. But when I look at him, I don't see 'stepkid'. I see my son. He has been...
    KaemiRae KaemiRae 31-35, F Jul 14, 2013

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    Love Being a Stepmom - Yes i do love being a step mom but it is not always easy and anyone who thinks it is is just foolish.  when I met my husband his two boys were very...
    denise6214 denise6214 41-45 3 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    New (Step)Mom - My husband and I were married a year ago. We had been together 5 years prior. My husband has a child from a previous marriage, who I have met twice. Once when he...
    smilinsteen smilinsteen 26-30 Oct 17, 2013

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    Both Mom & Stepmom - I just don't understand some women. I treat my stepson just as I do my girls. When people ask home many kids do I have, I answer "3". I don't say "2 and a...
    DemonKitty DemonKitty 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2012

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    Teenage Stepdaughter Tried To Break Up My Marriage To Her Father - I met my husband 5 years ago we have been married for 3 years he came with baggage from his past as I did also, I...
    Imamum2 Imamum2 41-45 19 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    Stepparenting is like working at a late-night convenience store...all of the responsibility and none of the authority. The role of the stepmother is the most difficult of all...
    Loveuloveme Loveuloveme 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Ma-bell Reaches Out - Warning: Extreme Rage Release Area Grrr... my heart still hurts. Mommy finally called- it's only been, what? Six months since my babies last heard their...
    sitizen sitizen 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    I Have A Lot To Say...and People May Not Like It!!!! - I love EP....I do, but then you run into some of the most down right mean people. I had I posted under the section some...
    northernlightsalaska333 northernlightsalaska333 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Childless Step-Mum With Few Supportive Friends - I am 30, childless and am a step-mum to my partners 3 children by 2 wives. He is 12 years older and we have been together for 18...
    Lizzie83 Lizzie83 26-30, F Nov 22, 2013

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    First Marriage, First Step Children - Monday (6/14) will be my first marriage anniversary  with a truly great man!  His two tween children live with us.  I have a...
    ssmartinla ssmartinla 41-45 4 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    The Child I Have Never Met-My husband fathered a child with a black woman during his 1st year in America. He had nothing to offer the child&honestly he had no idea to do with a...
    FromBehindTheIronCurtain FromBehindTheIronCurtain 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    In the beginning….. In the beginning there was a newly divorced woman who enjoyed the tranquil peace of her single life. Husband no. 1 was a real treat - Mr. Serial Cheater...
    BJewel3 BJewel3 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    Should I Become A Stepmom? - I was never sure I wanted kids. In my twenties, on days that I thought I did want kids, certainly this thought followed: “Yeah, but not until after...
    fairlydecent fairlydecent 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I have two stepsons, 12 & 14. I love them with all my heart but Needless to say they are a handful. They live with their mother like ten minutes away. We get them twice a week...
    OldschoolMeximom OldschoolMeximom 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Things Have Changed! - So a month or so ago,I wrote about my stepmother experience. After a little communication and me backing off a bit. I've found that the stepmother thing...
    Ttbaby23 Ttbaby23 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    Can Anyone Help...??! - Hiya my name is Rachel. I have two children ages 2 and 9 months, I've been with my partner for 5 months that's a full time dad to two aged 3 and 2. Long...
    MummyRachel MummyRachel 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Enlightened Stepmothers' Support Group - MISSION: The Enlightened Stepmothers' Group is here to help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and help you better relate and understand your...
    EnlightenedStepmoms EnlightenedStepmoms 41-45, F Aug 27, 2009

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    And then there were three. Fast forward 3 years later, and after spending a horrific Christmas and New-Years with my over-protective husband and his coddled 9yr old daughter, I...
    BJewel3 BJewel3 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I Just Don't Know - I just don't know.  I have a 12 year old step daughter and we do not get along. She is alot like her mother, and her mother does not like me.  I am 23 years...
    troubledtimes123 troubledtimes123 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    Is Your Husband Supportive? Because Mine Isn't. - Hello.  I need help.  I have been married for 6 years and my husband has been supportive of me.  This morning...
    iwantoutnow2 iwantoutnow2 36-40 3 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    Third Marriage, No Kids of My Own - I married for the third time in my life in 2005 to a widower with two boys. I had never wanted kids of my own, but knew if I ever had any, I'd...
    missmollyk missmollyk 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 18, 2008

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    An Open Heart - My husband and I married in 2010. He had his first daughter from a previous relationship in 2008. The mother was very vindictive and said that if he had another...
    Proudmommy91827 Proudmommy91827 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    A Torn Stepmom - I have a 3yr old stepson. I thought I could deal with the fact since I grew up without a father, but as days go by it does not seem to get any easier. My husband...
    miss1983 miss1983 21-25, F 9 Responses Apr 23, 2007

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    Am I A Terrible Person?!?!? - I have been a stepmom for less than a year and in the meantime I've had a child of my own. My problem with my husband and his 4 year old daughter (my...
    BronzeMedal BronzeMedal 26-30 8 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    She Calls And Text Messages At Least 20 Times A Day! - I am a stepmother and I am so worried about my step daughter. I have been with my husband for almost 6 years now. We were...
    motherof6plus2 motherof6plus2 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Should I Approach My SD??? - Today my 7 yr old SD and her mother dropped by my house without notification to pick up a pair of shoes. I heard knocking and the door bell and when I...
    BronzeMedal BronzeMedal 26-30 3 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    Young Stepmom - 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...
    ladywulf ladywulf 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 20, 2010

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    Unconditional Love - My husband and I met back in 2002. He was currently recovering from a nearly lethal bout of Epstein Barr induced meningitis and encephalitis. He had met one...
    Safka9973 Safka9973 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    Vindictive Ex Wives And Ineffective Fathering - I've posted this basically elsewhere, but I've come to the conclusion that the main problems are created when you have a vile...
    Kimski44 Kimski44 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    I Can't Watch My Stepdaughter Get Her Heart Broke Again By Her So Called Real Mother. - When I met my husband he had a little girl who was only eighteen months at the time that...
    hinsonsgirl hinsonsgirl 26-30 3 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    Boy am I tired of all of my SD drama. I recently came to my breaking point, after being taken for granted and disrespected for years. Things are now worse since she is a teen and...
    RoxTox RoxTox 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I need advice. I have been married 5 months. I really love my husband, but am wondering if I am alone in the way that I feel. I have 2 children, a boy and a girl, and my husband...
    kellers1551 kellers1551 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Heartbroken - I have been in the childrens life for about 10 years now. I don't think I could have loved them more if they had been my own. But I find that no matter what I have...
    empty empty 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    "Do I Have To Call You Mom?" - 26 years ago that was the question my 9 year old stepson asked. My response.... "No, you don't have to call me mom - you can call me anything you...
    StepCommunicator StepCommunicator 51-55, F Jul 31, 2013

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    Some Good Changes - It's been a long time since my last post, but in the last 4 months I've made some good changes in my blended family and role as SM. I felt this past summer was...
    BronzeMedal BronzeMedal 26-30 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    Teenage Stepson Sent To Live With Us - Help! - My husband has a 17-year-old son from a previous relationship.  We've been together since his son was 2 years old, and he has...
    mochamama mochamama 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    I am step mother to 4 kids my husband has from his previous marriage. I am struggling he keeps things from me to do with the kids, but expects me to be apart of their lives
    anniemct anniemct 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Any Good Stories? - I am currently in a position where my husband's daughter of six years may be coming to live with us. We have no children of our own, the daughter is coming to...
    siren1971 siren1971 36-40, F 83 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    Im a step mom to a 5 year old girl, whom I love like she my own. Even though her bm dont want me to have anything to do with her. How do I support my sd with out putting her in...
    mamajenn mamajenn 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Proud Stepmom To Two Kids! - My husband and I married five years ago and each of us brought children into the marriage. At the time my daughter was 2. His daughter was 2 and a half...
    ProudWoman3 ProudWoman3 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    Over My Marriage Because Of The Son - I have been with this man for 4 years and we just got married in June. His son every time we get him makes sure I am out of the picture. He...
    Jen2913 Jen2913 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    From A Stepson: I'm So Sorry. - My stepmom married my Dad when I was pretty young. My earliest memory of my stepmother was booby-trapping a door to make something fall on her...
    mistercrayon mistercrayon 36-40 10 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    " Stepmother Of 3 Children - We are not married and I nurture them I love them as my own,he has 3 ages : 9,12 & 14. There mom abandoned them to become a party girl,********,biker...
    freeOJ77 freeOJ77 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    I've been married 7 months now and have a step son who is 6. My husbands asked if I loved his son. I said no. And told him to stop pressuring me. He will sometimes say "I love you...
    insanehair insanehair 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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