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.