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  1. Issues involving stepchildren

    General Relationship Discussion
    I've been with my boyfriend for two years now, but have only gotten to know his two children for the last six months. Until then I wasn't allowed to be around if they were there. Things have been going really well, and we were even going to take them on an out of town trip over the weekend. I...
  2. Need Advice on Reasonable Boundaries For Visiting Family Members

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    My husband and I have been married for 16 years. We have come a long way with communication and conflict. We were lucky to find a retirement home on a popular lake earlier this year. What I need help with is setting reasonable boundaries for visitors. My husband's children make arrangements...
  3. Think It's Over But Don't Know

    General Relationship Discussion
    Problem: My adult step children want nothing to do with me. :( Short version: My wife and I have been married for 15 years. First marriage for me and second for her. I have two step daughters that lived with us from 13 to 22. One was okay with the new arrangement and one was, well, trouble...
  4. Christmas and our children

    General Relationship Discussion
    I have been with my partner in a distance relationship for nearly 3 years. I moved over to live with him 4 months ago. He has 2 daughters from his previous marriage aged 19 and 21 both at university. They have been around in our house most of those 4 months as they have been on holidays from...
  5. My husband and I have been married 9 months and he doesn't want to see his kids?

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    I am completely and totally ok with the kiddos, I married them when I married him.. We have only been together for 2 1/2 years total. The mother and my husband have been apart since the twins (one girl, one boy) were 2 and he has had every other weekend visits since then. Occasionally over the...
  6. Want To Be Treated Like His Kids

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    Background: second marriage. He is 51, I'm 50. Married 11 years. His kids are now 23-27. Divorce was messy and it's clear he feels guilt. Daughter stole my wedding ring from my first marriage (I found it in her belongings). He didn't make her apologize but he did apologize for her. She...
  7. Step daughter problem close to xmas

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    My Stepdaughter. I think I have a very sad story to describe here but I need some advice…and I don’t know that is me if I’m doing the correct thing or if I’m way wrong…but I just want the best for my kids…I will describe what is going on for the last 10 years and you guys let me know what is...
  8. my husband should of not been a slag!!

    Considering Divorce or Separation
    i am depressed, stressed and upset, i have just had a baby with my new husband, he has 2 kids from a previous relationship which i love dearly and have known from the word go, i accepted them into my life cos i loved my husband. i treat them kids like my own, i had trouble with there mother for...
  9. Fiance' cold feet with kids

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    I am a 37 year old divorced man with 4 children, of whom I have 50% custody (alternating every 4 days) I have a professional nanny (a 48 year old woman with grown children of her own) who lives with me during the time I have the kids I've been seeing her for 5 months and we got engaged 2...