Topic: stepchildren

Being A Stepmother Has Made Me Want To Be A Biological Mother

Being A Stepmother Has Made Me Want To Be A Biological Mother

I met my husband’s children about a month into our romantic relationship. It was a bit soon, in case you’re wondering. They’d never met any of the other women he dated and viewed me with the kind of suspicion that either rendered them rude or mute in my presence. As empathetic as I felt, “Why are you always here?” is not a question that endears a child to anyone, especially when you’ve only met them three times and have taken care to make sure they’ve seen their dad alone in between those visits. More »

Children Keep A Marriage Strong, Unless We’re Talking Step-Children

Children Keep A Marriage Strong, Unless We're Talking Step-Children

Children have long been touted as the glue that can sometimes keep a union together, as well as the stress that can quickly break a partnership in half. It may be easy to envision a lifetime with someone when all is rosy and everyone is sleeping solidly through the night. But once the babies come and your partner is dealing with explosive diarrhea on three hours of a sleep, marriages and commitments are truly tested. Yet while raising a baby together can potentially cement a bond, the introduction of step-children can statistically pull that union apart. More »