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I want to drop a positive note on step-parenting. I feel so blessed! My stepdaughter's mother gave my husband and I a very hard time in the beginning, but my stepdaughter has always shown genuine love and admiration for me. Now, we have issues with her attitude sometimes, and she can be manipulative (i.e. "you're being the evil stepmom right now"). But I have no doubt in my mind that my stepdaughter genuinely loves and respects me. She is six years old, and I hope things will always be this way! Maybe this is wishful thinking, but nothing is wrong with that!