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I'm at a loss as to what to do. I have 3 kids (7,9,11) from my previous marriage. I'm 8 months pregnant with boyfriend who has 2 kids (7,9). When we first got together he seen his kids EOW and I was his world, treated me like I was NUMBE...
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As much as I hate the term that's what she calls herself. My husband had a child from a previous relationship. As soon as she found out about me she freaked and wouldn't let him see his daughter. She has let him visit from time to time b...
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I always feel like i am not wanted around the house when he is around. He is very mean and orders me and my younger sister around (She is 11 years old, I am 14.) My step dad did not legally adopt any of us kids yet, ( My older sis she i...
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I dread any minute I have to spend with step kid. Husband wants to go to a sporting event. I love to go to sporting events. Just not when we have his kid. Why am I so grumpy
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My husband and I have a blended family. I really struggle because my mother inlaw always has my 7 year old step son and allows and promotes behavior that is not ok. He is allowed to cuss, scream at others, be rude and hateful and there a...
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My husband thinks that I completely changed on the weeks that we have his kid I try and act normal but for me it's a week of hell I don't look forward to seeing the kid I don't look forward to the way her life change when this kid is ...
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My husband and I have one big issue that leads us living separately and maybe heading for divorce. The problem is that he and his 14 year old daughter are treating each other like a couple rather than father and daughter. The therapist t...
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Just *****. No words. My life is wonderful every other week. ***** the opposite week. Does it ever get better? 7 year old SS acts like he can't hear or understand English when I speak to him. Cries every time I correct him for something....
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Hi I've been with my husband for 9yrs but married for 1yr, his daughter is 27 with a partner and a 2yr old son, she never visits her dad anytime she wants to see him he must take her out on his own for a meal, he also had a 19yr old son,...
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I have been dating my boyfriend for 2 years now and through our entire relationship he has been battling for custody with a woman who is an addict. To make things worse last February the woman overdosed and passed away. Then to make thin...
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My ex husbands fiancé just told me that when my daughter is over at the house that she showers with my daughter who is only 6 to show her how to clean herself and wash her hair. They have only been together for a year and a half and they...
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I have a 15 year old step son who has been trying to separate his dad from me. A little over three years ago my husband and I met at that time and he had 100% custody of his son who lived with him. I had a 6 year old son, who is now nig...
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My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years. He has a daughter from a previous relationship (they were never married) and they had my step-daughter very young (late teens). My step-daughters mother is a real piece of work. She ...
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I have a 12yr old step daughter that hates me. I married her father almost four yrs ago who is a widower and brought two kids into our marriage from my first marriage. My step daughter HATES me. She is jealous of my two boys from my firs...
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Hi, I have been with my partner for 3 years. He has 4 children. I am 30 he is 41. I have no children. We have lived together with the children for 2 years. Until recently the eldest 3 (16, 16, 14) lived with the mom as the father is qui...
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I am a step-father of three good kids and husband to wonderful woman. Married for only a short time now and it seems our ideas seem to clash now as to a few things. We recently spok...
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So, I'm going to try and make this as short and sweet as possible. I am a 26 year old female dating a man who is 32. He has two young sons ages 4 and 6. We are expecting our first child together in about 8 days. We are not yet marrie...
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I am sure I have bored my friends with my problems so I thought maybe anyone with a similar life would have some advice. Me and dad aren't really married but been together for 7 years. I have been around his son since day 1 and accepted...
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I need some brutal honesty. I have a step son who is 4, and I've always been in his life (his dad and I were best friends when he was born, then started to date when he was about 1, we got married when he was almost 3 and now he's almost...
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Its so hard. I am told by my husband that being stepmom to his 7 year old ‘is what I make it’ in other words, if I want to consider him my own… then he is my own. That’s all great until husband disagrees with me… for example, I wanted t...
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