Poll: do you use the f-word (family) with steps?
Im just wondering who sees their skids as family.
I know there are legal and genetic ties that make people a legal or blood-related family member, but I mean more of an emotional definition about family. I've just noticed there's a lot of skids who say step parents are their parents or step parents say kids don't treat them like they're part of the family, but aside from legality, are skids part of your heart's definition of family? No bad or wrong answers; I'm just curious!
I'm 100% not a blood is thicker than water family person. I don't consider skids my family, but I'm also not unkind and don't exclude them. I just don't feel a closeness to them.