Click here to read a very good article about a child’s perspective on stepmothers. Here’s an excerpt:
Everyone’s heard of stepmonsters: those evil second, third (forth?) wives who cruelly shuffle stepkids off to the sidelines and compete for their dad’s attention. This isn’t about them. I’m talking about stepmoms in crisis who are really trying to make it work. They all wonder why, after knocking themselves out for their 21st century Brady Bunch, they still end up with stepkids who treat them like they are auditioning for The Little Rascals Reality Show. On top of that disrespectful drama, toss in an already frustrated stepmom overhearing the little darlings bandy about the dreaded stepmonster jab one too many times – and snap. Off goes the wedding band, pop goes the Xanax, and out come the tears.
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Very awesome and true if you stand strong and just love them it eventually turns out okay. My kids all of them (bio & step) gave me a surprise birthday party at my son’s house, I think that day showed me “yes they love me!” It was a great feeling…the road has not always been smooth in my step parent role, but we are at a point that we are good and I have to thank God and my husband for being faithful.