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I Am a Stepparent

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    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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    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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    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...
    whitephoxx whitephoxx 22-25, F Oct 15

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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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    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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    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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    My family members of whom I am living with is driving me crazy. I understand I am not the only one, but this is unbearable. I am 21 years old and mildly autistic. I also suffer...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M Oct 1

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    I've just started a new blog at www.colliesjournal.com, talking about my step family experience. Here is one of my stories... According to childwelfare.gov/adoption/stepparent...
    colliesjournal colliesjournal 41-45, F Oct 10

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    Becoming an ex-stepparent is the gift that keeps giving! I never wanted kids and never thought much of them, but I didn't realize the true misery of them until I became a stepmom...
    lillydontcare lillydontcare 26-30 21 hrs ago

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    The End of Two Decades of Torment is Near!-He doesn't even deserve that term! He has always been either 'him','that man', or 'that Psycho Ukrainian'. Not once in my or my twin...
    Zannuh Zannuh 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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