It isn’t as it seems, so stay disengaged.
A warning to not be lured into thinking your skids actually like you much less love you. They are doing what you've had to do--act. They didn't ask for you to enter their lives, but we did in effect ask for them to enter ours by virtue of marrying their dad. I'm not blaming us. We followed our hearts instead of our heads.
So while your visits may include some laughs and fuzzy feelings, do not be deluded into thinking you're accepted. You're not and you will most likely never be. In fact, if their dad were to die, they would come after you with their lawyers to get all they could and when the litigation came to a close, you would never hear from them again. It's that simple. How do I know this would happen to me? Because I saw them do it to other steps in their lives. Their only loyalty is to the one who dropped them from her birth canal.
Why am I posting this? No particular reason really. Just a busy-less moment to remind myself and others to stay strong and stay disengaged on some level.
Have a great week, everyone.