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I Am a Stepparent

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    How Much Can One Woman Take?

    I have an 18 year old stepdaughter who is a thieving liar! I lent her a sweater and she says that she doesn't have it. My TV was in that house and when I moved our things it was conveniently gone as well.
    sadone40 sadone40 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    Times Get Tough

    I am stepmom to a wonderful 6 year old boy. His parents split up when he was 3 months old and I came into his life at 8 months. He lived with his mom full time and my husband had every other weekend access until just over a year ago. His mother has been diagnosed with borderline...
    harris2010 harris2010 26-30 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    And I Have Never Met Any Of Them...

    i think they all for the most part hate me. and it's kinda sad. because i totally loved them and would have treated them like my own. but they have their own mom and hate me with a passion. so i leave them alone... i may have even been a bit hateful back after all they said to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2012

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    My step daughter lives in my home.

    . So tired of her coming back to me oh I do that at my moms house like I really don't give a **** what you do at your moms house your mom can get her **** together to ******* keep you do you think I give a **** what she does like I don't want to hear that I don't want to live my...
    Mrsfussypants Mrsfussypants 22-25, F Feb 24

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    The moment I had been dreading happened.

    ...my stepson, a wonderful 4 year old angel...asked me why momma didn't live at daddies in tears. He was sobbing as he kept pleading with me about it...and what's depressing is I can see her using this against me now with the way she has been dropping hints that she wants my s/o...
    Pumpkiin Pumpkiin 26-30, F Oct 15, 2014

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    Other Side Of The Mountain

    I have been a step mom for six years now. I married a man with three children. I have two. My children are grown adults living on their own. My husband's children, at the time of our marriage, the youngest was a twelve year old boy, then there is a thirteen year old boy, and a...
    Designtogo Designtogo 46-50, F Nov 5, 2012

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    MISSION: The Enlightened Stepmothers' Group is here to help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and help you better relate and understand your situation and role as a Stepmother. We work towards having a healthy, well-functioning stepfamily! :) We are The Sisterhood of Stepmothers...
    EnlightenedStepmoms EnlightenedStepmoms 41-45, F Aug 28, 2009

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    I have been married for 16 years, together 17. We married fairly young, and quickly. My husband is a good guy (overall)and there is no abuse or red flags. Though, there are...
    emk38 emk38 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Im srry, I gotta get this out... I'm so jealous of the hundreds of ppl on these stepparent forums that whine and cry and feel srry for themselves bcuz they despise their skids...
    FrauleinAsh FrauleinAsh 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a parent and stepparent to a total of seven children. My husband is wonderful, he is a great dad. However he isn't quite as patient as I am and is a lot tougher on the kids...
    amysevenheaven amysevenheaven 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I found this article that perfectly describes most of the tactics he lets his daughter use on him. Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jill-kohel/raising-teenagers_b_5167054...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F Aug 2

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