Aimee - posted on 09/05/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My boyfriend's daughter, who is a preteen, had a homework assignment which was assigned to let each student let the other students know about each other. On the assignment she wrote down some people in her life. She wrote "mom", "dad", her siblings names, some of her friends, and her bio father's first name. So rather than the before mentioned "dad" being assigned to her bio dad, she was referring to her stepfather as "dad." My boyfriend is not an absentee father to his daughter. He is very much apart of her life and he loves her more than anything. He used to let it slide when she would tell us stories and refer to her stepfather as "dad," but now that her bio dad has seen that she refers him to other by his first name he has put his foot down.
How would you feel in this situation? Or how would you feel as a 3rd party (boyfriend or girlfriend of bio parent) in this situation?