Reddit Step Parenting
When I was searching for 'help' along the lines of stepparenting - I also came across the Reddit community
I notice that people in that community are mostly big happy families and it makes me wonder what is wrong with me and mine that we can't be like that??!!!
I used to try so hard to accept SS8 and have us all be a big ole happy family on 'those' weekends but somehow I kept getting 'slapped in the face' .. So what makes them so much better at it than I am??!! I carry so much guilt sometimes about how things are - but I also am just done trying.
I feel really bad when BS gets all excited about SS coming so he has someone to play with and then by Saturday noon he is hiding in his bedroom because he needs time out from SS. I don't think he understands what happens because these issues don't come up when he plays with any other kids. I don't know exactly how to explain it too him.