Spoiled Princess/Starry eyed BF UPDATE ; )
Step Talk Friends,
Its been over a year and 40 or 50 replies since I posted my rant about my dilemma...what an impassioned response I received! Thank you so much for supporting me, giving me pause, challenging me, making me laugh, p*****g me off, defending me and giving me your time. There were times when I was on this site twenty times a day.
I took a chance when I posted my raw and honest feelings about my potential role as a step mom, and your responses helped me to find my way as I navigated these crazy waters! Ultimately, I decided that I would not become a step mom to these girls (the ring had been ordered, though no formal details had been arranged), nor would I become wife to this man. The butterflies remained, but as time wore on, I couldn't avoid the brutal fact that he didn't meet my expectations as a father or as as a partner, and that these two roles were interlinked. On again, off again, and so on, until it was clear to me that I was not dealing with an honest man. Done.
So...I realized just the other day that I had taken so much from the Step Talk community, but had not given closure to my story and adequate thanks to all of you! THANK YOU and lots of luck to my old friends here...I am more than sure that I will be back, but in the meantime I will be licking my wounds and learning to be on my own...
phew...that was a close one!!