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post #21 of 23
Violet, I really love what your dh does for you in July. Acknowledgement is so important. I think that's what makes us step moms a little apprehensive on mothers day. The amount of work, stress and emotional caretaking we do NEEDS a thank you or at least a notice in the kindest way.

Mothers day is set up to be such a huge thing. The expectation for mothers and the pressure for family to DO something can be annoying. I sometimes wonder if for some, mothers day would not be such a big deal if mothers/step and otherwise felt appreciated most of the year and didn't have to wait for one day for someone to say "thank you for all that you do" .

Ugh. Mothers day. A bit loaded sometimes . . .:
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by harleyhalfmoon View Post
My Stepdaughter is not "allowed" to even wish me Happy Mother's Day or to call me if Mother's Day happens to fall on my birthday.
Man, that's whacked. You'd think people would be able to get over themselves for the good of the children. She must feel really threatened, but geez, take it to therapy, kwim?
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by thismama View Post
Man, that's whacked. You'd think people would be able to get over themselves for the good of the children. She must feel really threatened, but geez, take it to therapy, kwim?


You put it way better than I could.
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