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  1. Outsider Step-Mom

    General Relationship Discussion
    Getting straight to the point: Just married 8 months ago - 2nd marriage for each of us; blended family. His ex-wife is still in the picture, but has a chaotic life and goes through periods where she can or can't have the kids. She's a loving parent and a nice person, but she's one of those...
  2. blended family / complusive husband

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    I have been married to my husband since 2008. He is 12 years older than me and recently retired. We moved to California together along with 3 of my teenagers/young adult children. He gets very upset because my kids do not talk to him that much because when they do if they don't say something...
  3. How do I do it?

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    My husband and I have been together for three years now married for one year. I have a 5 year old from a past relationship. (Birth father is not in the picture at all) All my son knows is my husband as his father. The two of them butt heads so badly that I feel the need, being mama bear and all...
  4. Marriage or kids come first?

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    Question for all! In my religion (Christian/Pentecostal Holiness) we were always told that God comes before all and anything, then marriage then your children. Without God we wouldn't be here, without marriage our child(ren) wouldn't be here, etc. With the blended family now days, how does this...
  5. Blended family, but I want another baby...

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    Hello all, My husband and I each have one child from previous marriages. He has always said that he doesn't want anymore. His ex-wife stopped taking her birth control without telling him even though he said he wasn't ready. When things got rough in their marriage she left and moved to a small...
  6. Blended family and I want one of our own...

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    I am at my wits end and need some advice. I'm actually posting in a marriage forum but we are not married - yet. I'm 34 years old and have an 8 year old son from a previous marriage. I have been divorced for 7 years and have dated around in attempt to find the person I will spend the rest...
  7. I Want Things To Work Out

    General Relationship Discussion
    This is our second marriage. 10 years in length. We are in late 40's/early 50's. Blended family. I was divorced for 6 years when I met him. He was in the end-stages of a marriage to an alcoholic and had said he was divorcing when he asked me out. I have two kids and he has two as well + one...
  8. To move or not to move

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    We've been together for 7 years. She has 4 older children 17-22. My 3 kids are younger, 9-14. My oldest boy lives with me. We've always struggled with blending our family. We've never quite seen eye-to-eye when it comes to parenting, responsibilities, chores, etc. We've just agreed to disagree...
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