Originally Posted by Flor
I think it is true that steprelationships don't have that security of bio ones, though the op points out that in reality, the bio ties aren't necessarily stronger. I know that if something happened to dh, I may or may not have dss in my life, but he really doesn't know that. He once joked that if we divorced, he'd get 3 christmases (mom, dad, and me ). He has also asked who'd get him if DH and I died (he was assuming I'd still have him if dh died) and said he'd choose my parents over his mom's parents. So, even if I see the ties could possilby not be forever, he doesn't really.
It really sounds wonderful Jennifer, and I really hope dss and I can develop this. Of course, I realize it will take time, but dangit! lol Patience is hard...