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would you do it again?

Posted by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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I believe most of us walked into stepparenthood completely ignorant of the job at hand.
I'm wondering, knowing what you know now, would you do it again? Why?
by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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Tinkerbellmama
by Platinum Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Without a doubt, I absolutely would do it all again.

destiny83
by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM
As far as my particular situation, yes I would absolutely do it again. As far as if I were to remarry it would really depend how long the person had been divorced, id his kids were resistent of me, or if they were problematic then no.
newstepmom61811
by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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Yes, I would do it again. In the heat of the moment I would say a few things differently and I would handle isolated incidents (discipline choices) I made with the kids differently. As for how my role has developed and changed as the kids have grown and changed, I would do the same, it has worked for us. I would handle BM exactly the same, she is nicely now almost a non entity in my life...DH and kids deal with her as they see fit and I leave it alone.
whatIknownow
by Emerald Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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yes. I walked into the job, completely ignorant. But I married a strong father, so my steplife was pretty easy.

Natasha17
by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 7:58 PM
No.
mom2boys664
by Bronze Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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I did. I was married for 15 years to a man with two boys. Now I am married to a man with two boys. I also have a boy of my own. My plan basically is to avoid parenting girls.
faerie75
by Platinum Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 8:23 PM
I adore SO. If he and I didn't work so well together no way could I tolerate BM's shenanigans. She is by far not as bad as many in here but she is pretty damn stupid and dramatic, too much for me!
Janeite
by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Absolutely, yes.  

Tigress22304
by Ruby Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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Can I pick a different man and mil?!

Mary762
by Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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That is a hard one but I would have to say yes but if I knew then what I know now things would be different in so many ways!!

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