Im not a step mom. I do have a blended family though. My kids loved my husband, until they found out we were getting married lol. They thought he was going to change & want to replace their (dipshit)dad. He told them he wasnt there for that, but as a second adult who loved them and cared about them. Thats it. It made things MUCH easier I think because he knew coming in what his role would be, and that he would NOT be the one disciplining them without my consultation, and would not interfere in the relationship between me & ex when it came to the kids & our choices for them.
Now my 2nd ex, his mistress was very controlling, wanted my son to call her mom, was a complete bitch. She is history. So, maybe you can learn something from it lol. She thought she would walk in and have authority over my son & automatic respect. Doesnt work that way.
at 4:23 PM on Mar. 29, 2011