(Closed) Stepmom Support Thread

posted 4 years ago in Parenting
Post # 4
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Overjoyed:  well, as the Step-daughter to a step mom only 9 years my senior my view may be a little skewed, my situation may also be different than what you’re entering so take it as you will.

Don’t expect them to like you right away.  Be patient. 

this is my story.  I have 3 younger siblings, the youngest being 9 years my junior (and a half brother who’s almost 6 – I’m 30 in case the math is a little stressful Laughing) My step-mom has a tendency to rub us the wrong way because she doesn’t ‘let’ my dad be the dad he wants to be.  She criticizes him for helping us pay for school & she’s very critical about the way we were raised.  She openly criticises our mother in front of us and she will also criticize our dad’s parenting skills in front of us.  No one is perfect but he was a pretty good dad.  Don’t be like my step-mom. 

Post # 6
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hey Bee!

I am a mother and a step mom to be! I know it is hard and challenging but it will also be so rewarding! I just posted this thread yesterday: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/any-step-moms-out-there-encouragement-and-stories#axzz2VHf9SFUO

I have to work on my attitude towards the ex. She has some current life problems that I hope will change over time. But she is nice to me and a loving mom… and that is what I need to focus on. I try to be a loving, accepting, and care step mom. I try to avoid be ‘evil step mommy.’ But I also understand that love includes boundaries. FI and I, through our ‘Preparing for Marriage’ course at church, are talking about these things now…before the wedding and living together.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask questions. I would love the support too. 😉

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