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I am currently pregnant. My finance has a 2 year old son from a previous relationship. He just recently gained full custody of his son, due to his mother being on drugs. His son has not been being properly raised by his mother, so as a r...
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My boyfriend's two little ones live across the country. He hasn't seen them in well over a year. It tears him up, especially around each child's birthday. He talks to them on the phone. He sends child support payments. And he has been tr...
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I am 14 weeks pregnant with my fiancé. I have a 3 year old daughter from a previous relationship who's father is not around. I just found out today that my fiancé might have a 7 month old son that he didn't know about that was before me....
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So quick history. nearly 7 years ago i met my wife. I am 39 and shes 40. She has 2 boys now 14 and 15 . This issue with the 14 year old has become really bad around age 12 to 14. Now i'm old school, I believe the role of a step paren...
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I have a step-daughter in her late 20's that I've help raise since she was 3. We were very close when she was younger. She was my shadow. My husband & I had full custody however her mother was (and still is) involved with her. I en...
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I am a mom to 4 kids ages 3-10, one boy 3 girls. My husband who was step father to my oldest 2, and I started dating when I was 2 months pregnant with my oldest daughter and my son was 18 months old. Their dad was hardly in the picture a...
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I have a 11yr old stepson who is on way to many meds and I'm divorced from his father but have him whenever I want I've been watching him grow up in a very stressful lifestyle he's on 6 different meds for who knows what and is hoarding f...
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I have been married for 3 yrs now i have three children ages 18 my son, 8 my daughter and 18 months daughter how ever when i got married my husband had 4 kids 25,24 to boys 21,16 two girls i had accepted them and all their dysfunction...
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OK where do i begin my girlfriend is 41 i am 37 her daughter is 13 she has two other kids aged 15 and 10 who i get on with fine. They see there dad tuesdays and wednesdays and every other weekend he was in a relationship with somebody...
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Hello all, I hope someone can help me with this. Here are the background family dynamics: I am a divorced lady with 2 grown up daughters who I see but who live independently. They dont stay over. I have lived with my partner (R), who ...
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I've been living apart from my husband for eight months now, and things just keep getting worst. My stepson and my son got into a huge fight and we including my other son moved out. My husband and I try to contiune this so called marriag...
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Do You Have A Step Parenting Story To Share? I live in the UK and I am a 27 year old full time step mother to 3 boys whom I have cared for for 5 years. Recently life has been very tough and with out a positive mental attitude I would ...
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this may be longer due to the fact i want to make sure all information is detailed and accurate. my now husband and i have been together for over 6 years, olny moving into together in the last 2 years. he has two children g12 b10, i have...
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My new partner and I have 10 children between us. The problem we are having is with my 2 daughters. All the other children are really happy for us. My daughters thought my partner was great. They were always asking for cuddles, felt lik...
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I have been with my husband for 3 years. His 6 year old son lives with us full time. Today, I caught him spying on me while I was undressing for a shower. I was completely shocked and very upset. My husband wasn't home when this happened...
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I got into a relationship a year ago with my fiance. He had just gotten out of a divorce a couple monthes before I had met him. I was only eighteen at the time and he was twenty three. He had a one year old from his previous marriage. At...
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My step-daughter has been in my life for over 10yrs. She now just turned 13. The past couple years she has been mouthy, disrepectful, yells at her dad, talks over her dad, steals from us, and gets highly upset if she gets busted or is ...
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I have a thirteen year old stepson who completely ignores me and only talks to me when he absolutely has to. His father and I have been together for three years and married for two. He tells his father that does not want to come to the h...
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Okay I am a step parent of 4 children. I have been with them for almost 3 years. I love them to death. They dont listen to me at all. No matter what I do. Can someone give me some tips
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My step daughter resents the me and will not let me get close to her. I try up talk and she pushes me away. She is 14 which is a hard time and I am not married but live with them. Sometimes were great but only when it suits her. How can ...
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