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The not so big secret...

Posted by on May. 3, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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Respect builds trust
Trust builds love
Love builds families

Saw this at my friends house on her wall and thought "that's so true!" as a new SM trying to fulfill societies expectation to "love them like my own" and failing miserably... Wouldn't respect have been a better place to start. Even in the worst depths of step hell isn't 'respect' an obtainable goal? Now that my focus has changed to us all respecting each other (and DHs to) the love comes easy. So here it is! The secret (not really) equation to blending a family! It's so simple it made me feel like an idiot.
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E_is_4_Ethan
by Platinum Member on May. 3, 2012 at 12:18 PM

very true

newstepmom61811
by on May. 3, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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Lol, very sound advice! Love takes time to build. You can respect another human immediately until they prove not worthy, gets everyone off to the right start.
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lilangilyn
by on May. 3, 2012 at 12:26 PM

thank you

baparrot2
by Platinum Member on May. 3, 2012 at 12:43 PM

 really really like this. So many always talk about how the kid has to earn respect. I really never saw it that way. I rather saw it as the newbie coming in that I was to respect HIS place in the family. Then respect came for me later. Why not? I'm an adult....I can wait.

newwife1
by Silver Member on May. 3, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Respect is a 2 way street.

leegirl_jm
by Ruby Member on May. 3, 2012 at 1:03 PM

I think respect is a given, that is the most basic thing all parties need to have for each other.

1SpaZZedMom
by Librarian on May. 3, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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I'm putting this up for all to see in the house!!  :)

blondieof3kids
by on May. 3, 2012 at 1:24 PM

LOVE THIS!!!  Thanks for sharing!!!!

blondieof3kids
by on May. 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

And what comes around goes around!!!!

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