Step-parenting

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My Failure as a Step-Mother

The only thing my husband asked me to do was to love her. I did not know how difficult it would be to find a way to express unconditional love to a child that hated me before she ever met me. At this point in time I have failed that mission. My husband wanted me to teach her lessons that he wasn’t able to and that her mother found ‘inappropriate’. I could go on and on about how others helped…

A letter to my step-daughter

Grace, Do you remember when your father told you he had a girlfriend? I was on the phone with him at the time and he told me you didn’t like it that you made a face. I have been disrespected by you so often that I am numb. I expect you to be defiant, hurtful or rude and I am never disappointed. You have been mean. You have accused me of being mean since the day you met me because…