Claudette - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )
have a hard time being the kind of parent to them because of the different relationship they have with their stepchildren?
In other words, do you find that being a stepmom makes it harder for you to be the kind on mom you want to be to you own biological child?
I have a biological son from a previous relationship, and there were times (especially at the beginning of our relationship) when I found it really hard to just sit with him and cuddle him. Whenever I did, the girls would be upset and yet if I did hug them, my son would be very jealous and act out. I was always caught in the middle.
Have you ever felt that inner struggle? What was it that made it difficult?