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Primal Scream Therapy's picture

Thank you. It may be odd to be the first words you read from a stranger who's blog just started; but I wanted to express my gratitude right away. For awhile I've needed an ear to bend about step parenting. At time of writing I am in my early 30s and a step mom of two teens. Perhaps it is the fact that they are teens I am screaming out, although I recall a few instances in their younger years I would have liked some guidance.  I'm here now though. 


You reading this makes me already feel heard and I truly appreciate your feedback. I try to talk to my husband about my qualms; as it should be since he is the one I'm married to and who's feelings/opinions I should consider most. Sometimes though I wonder if my feelings are crazy and perhaps I should shrug things off. Or sometimes I fear that I am putting him in the center and his kids and I are pulling him in two different directions.He gets this demeanor when this happens and it's like I can literally feel him being stretched thin. So because I love him and don't want to give him a heart attack, I'm looking to vent with other steps. From time to time I remind him to put himself in my shoes. In reality he doesn't know what it is like to be/have a step. His parents and most of his family are still married. As for my own family they only know what it is like to be a step child.


so thank you for being a fellow step parent and a reader to those who call out. It's about time someone heard us.                   


JRI's picture

You are preaching to the choir here, don't worry about it.  We all have been thru the various stepparenting issues.   It helps a lot to vent.  Read around on this site.  Many of the problems are common and you can see various responses.  Good luck!

Wicked stepmo.'s picture

They say being a parent is the hardest job you will ever have. I have to disagree. Surviving stepparenthood is by far one of the most challenging things I have experienced in my life so far. 

So many times I have just wanted to run away. I know life would be so much easier. I could walk away and never think about SKs again. 

I never really talk much about why I stay and thier are times I struggle. I do love my relationship with SO and when it's just us we have an amazing relationship. 

It's like always feeling torn in two different directions.

caninelover's picture

I know what you mean about struggling to fully talk to your DH.  My SO knows my feelings but I have to be sensitive of his as well.  So I can't really let it rip the way I do here.

This is why this forum is so useful.

Keep venting here, we're listening Smile