Step Talk Opinion
I would like to know what you think, as SP's , you have given up because of living with or marrying a man or woman who has children. I am looking for things that you think you have given up not because of normal marriage issues but because your spouse has children and an ex who is (or in my case isn't) also a parent of his or her children.
Here are some of mine:
My weekends alone with DH we have my SS Zippy16.5 full time and he is an indoors type of teen.
The “honeymoon” period…the time to adjust to marriage without Zippy around 24/7.
Privacy. Time alone. Solitude. Peace. Time to sit down and read a good book. Quiet. (Zippy's constant video gaming and movie watching -BM bought Zippy top of the line surround sound for his movies and games at our house).
I gave up being the only one to decide rules/consequences/priviledges.
I gave up the spare room I wanted as it is Zippy's bedroom in the house we HAD to buy as Zippy was "promised" we would not move until he is finished high school (next year!! YES)
There is a positive
The positive thing I have gained from Zippy (albeit unwittingly on his part)- I found a great group of stepmom friends on Step Talk!!!!!