OK, so you love your Skids like you love your own. Good for you.
But what if your stepkids dont love YOU like they love their mom? Are you holding them to these crazy expectations?
We have seen time and time again right here on these very forums Skids from about the age of 12 on rejecting stepmothers left and right. (mostly just typical kid behavior that the SM's take a but too personally but you cannot deny that there isnt a plethora of these posts)
Just the other day, a skid wanted her BM to walk down the aisle with her dad, yet they had been divorced for years. Even I was hurt for that SM.
So, if you love your skids like your own but yet they dont love you back like their mommy,...........whoa! Light bulb moment! Isn't this right about the moment these SM's write posts about disengaging?
Real moms dont disengage BTW.
And when I say real, I mean the ones who are there....present....involved....and irreplacable even in death.