Hi, my name is Mary. I am the mother of 5 sons and I have 2 stepdaughters. I was married for 19 years but I left my husband on the 17th year. I am currently in a very serious relationship with a good man. We have been living together for the past 2 years. My children are my life but I am having issues with my 4 oldest children because they feel that I should have stayed in my marriage with their dad. They get along with my new guy but they really have alot of angry towards me. My youngest son lives with me and he gets along great with my guy, but because he chose to live with me his father refuses to have anything to do with him. He acts like he doesn't have a son named Travis. Travis is dealing with it as good as can be expected but it is starting to effect his school work. Back to me! I am the oldest of 3 children and I am a Navy brat. So I know what all the military children are going thru having their father or mother gone so far away and for so long.
HI, My name is mary. I am the mother of 5 sons and the stepmom to 2 daughters. I was married to my sons father for 19 years. Got my divorce from him in Feburary of this year. I've been in a serious relationship for almost 2 1/2 years now with a man who has 2 daughters. We gained custody of them back in October because Social Services removed the children from their mom because of sever child abuse to both girls. The baby who at the time was 18months old suffered blunt force truama to her head and body. She was in the hospital for 9 days. I could really use some advise on how to deal with step children. Since we were ordered by the courts to let her have her children again everyother weekend we have had nothing but trouble out of the 4 year old. She is doing everything her mother tells her to do.