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ahhh I love the group hug. DS just started wanting to join in about two months ago and it is so sweet. I love it! Def not just a step child thing.
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Originally Posted by mammastar2 View Post
I second the idea of looking at it as a desire, not just to get 'in between' you and your dh, but to be included and in the middle of the family, even if she's not always articulate about it, and may have conflicting feelings.
Saw this and I could help but respond. I agree. With my would have been step-dad I was always bugging my mom and him. When they hugged I was right there, when they sat I wanted inbetween. I wanted to make sure my mom wasn't replacing me. With the way your DSD reacted to the daddy song I can't help but think she's feeling a bit like she's lost part of her dad, though logically WE know better that logic doesn't always stand with kids. I wish you lots of luck, and lots of healing for both you and DSD.
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