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OT - Quarantine 15 fitness plan

Merrigan's picture

Warning - this post is going to be over the top optimistic.  I'm in a great mood.

Like just about everyone else I know, lockdown has kicked my previously healthy and lean butt. Lack of motivation to exercise and a crap diet have caught up to me, and I'm a little squishier than I'd like to be.  I'm a cyclist and a runner, but I haven't had the motivation to cycle at all in months, and running right now would be ROUGH.  I needed something new.

Spring Break is Over

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BM's brother came to pick up SS9 today to conclude spring break visitation. We had a really great time and SS shed some light on many alienation tactics from BM. SS left his perfume covered stuffed animal in his closet for the entire visit. When I packed it up with his stuff, he said "I didn't even need it. I dont sleep with stuffed animals at home. BM just makes me take it to your house." I asked SS if he wanted to take home a souvenir model car we got him while visiting a museum this week, and he said no, that if he brings anything to BM's home from our house, BM just throws it out.

SD 26 wants to “move forward”

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Help!!! Everyone! SD called and left a message saying she wants to "move forward" but also wants to "make sure nothing like this happens again" - she wants an apology which to me means she isn't going to move forward without it. What should I do?! Do I call her back? I'm trying to disengage and the thought of speaking to her makes me sick really. Do I send a text or ..??  Help! 

SD 26 wants to “move forward”

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Help!!! Everyone! SD called and left a message saying she wants to "move forward" but also wants to "make sure nothing like this happens again" - she wants an apology which to me means she isn't going to move forward without it. What should I do?! Do I call her back? I'm trying to disengage and the thought of speaking to her makes me sick really. Do I send a text or ..??  Help! 

Tone Deaf DH

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I couldn't believe I was hearing it. After hearing about some drama at my old job, DH told me I need to change how I am & become willing to end relationships with people who treat me/others poorly (my paraphrase). Looking at him incredulously while he was telling me that. How I'm too sweet & empathic, need to toughen up. Jaw-dropping (for me) based on our past 3÷ years... If I applied this standard to DH, I'd be long gone. Not quite sure why I'm not...

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I’m the villain

NoIndieAunt's picture

SD38 and her mother died in 2020.  SD38 had four kids (via sperm donor) - twin SGSs age 7, SGS age 5, and SGD 25 months.  
 

DH has 3 kids with his second ex wife SD 31, SS27, and SS26.  SS7 and SS26 both live abroad in the same country as their mother.  SS27 is engaged. SS26 is married with two kids.  

SD38 lived in the same as SD31, about an hour away from DH and I
 

Feeling down today

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I am feeling down today and hoping typing it all out will be a pick-me-up.  First off, a friend died yesterday. I live in paradise around a lot of older folks, and the reality is that we can't hide from death around here.  

A few years ago ago I lost 30 lbs.  I've been bad during Covid, and at the store today trying on clothes I realized I gained it all back. Welp, that's my own fault and I can do something about that.

Lying husband

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After 17 years I have a really good relationship now with my step son I don't understand why my husband feels the need to lie to him about me. Yesterday my husband asked me what we were doing for the day he had things to do around the house so I said I'd spend the day studying for my assignment ok we had a plan.

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