All those fairy tales
maybe because people think they are the reason why the parents are no longer together thus perceived as the villains? home wreckers? although some came later after the parents are separated. i think the media/movies can be blamed as well...
i really can't relate since i don't have one. my parents stayed together until my father died after 42 years of being married.
i dont know but mine is amazing! :3
most of them (step-p's) are selfish ****** who only realize the ramifications of living with children that they have no "real" tie to too, too, too late. resentment grows and grows. and also there are plenty of step-kids who, even if their parents never split and were the absolute best, would throw week-long shitfits following any instance of not-getting-their-way anyways, and having the law laid down by a non-relative is just a useless detail that will get amplified, especially if the blood-parent makes it a habit of deferring judgement to their new spouse.
some are good, but I think there are enough step parents that do not love the stage 1 kids as much as their own. Enough that the bad rap has taken hold.
You are one of the good ones, I come from a broken marriage and growing up I have felt/seen the difference in the love. The way I see it is that the kids should not know the difference. and sadly sometimes the difference is clear and it is not until we are older are we able to understand why.
they have too gain so much respect... they never really do either...