A thought just crossed my mind
I feel a lot of these bio parents have regrets becoming parents deep down and do not enjoy parenting as much as they thought they would. They feel tired, exhausted, broke and stuck. This post I am writing mainly applies to childless step parents. They take it out on us because we are childfree without them in our lives and are jealous of us and resentful because of it. They feel we should be stepping up and be in their place having to deal with the parenting burdens 24/7. This creates a problem because the kids are not our kids and we are not their parent and we are treated as such in too many ways to count and they do not see that side of it. They only see thier side We also did not put them in the situation they are in. They did. Their ex did. Not us. This creates a dilemna because as a step you never know where your place is and where you fit in and you are not treated as an equal as a parent in many many ways or given those credits or status however your SO expects you to bare the weight of the parenting equally and when you do not they grow resentful and jealous. They are also jealous of your freedoms and your ability to walk away at any given time. This creates huge jealousy on their part. What are everyones thoughts on this?