Since I got a little riled up and mistakenly named a name on an earlier post. I was aggravated to say the least...I am curious if she will choose to respond to this post but on to bigger and better things!
I know the general opinion of this group is that step parents *should* be in a "nanny", "neighbor" or less involved role in their life. But looking at it the other way....if you don't like step-situations, someone else's kids aka your SO or DH's kids but absoulutely LOVE your DH, would you HONESTLY stay in that relationship??? And why would you? Is HATING an integral aspect of your relationship worth trying to stick out just because you LOVE this one man? Shouldn't you love EVERYTHING about this man which would include his children as well? Why try to stick it out if you HATE his kids? But then expect him to accept YOUR kids (if you have any)?
Also, if you were/are the parent...would you stay with someone who openly admits to not liking your children??
ETA: Why WOULD you stay with someone who doesn't at least LIKE your kids? Or why do you think someone would?