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|View Poll Results: Do you really love the step-kids?|
|They are growing on me.||5||16.13%|
|I like them a lot.||3||9.68%|
|I tolerate them.||9||29.03%|
|Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll|
Again, this has been a very rewarding thread for me. I heed the warnings, and the mother and I are "feeling out" the relationship. I will propose that there are personality types that love children easily. Many of you are exactly that type. I will be curious to see how my own emotions evolve over time. One thing is clear, the bio-dads are not coming into the picture again. So, even if I leave, the male influence won't increase. Also, Mom was not looking for a life mate when I showed up, so it is unlikely that another male will be easily brought in.
Breeder, thank you so much for the terms. I am glad I have a break between classes right now to get "up to speed" on this parenting subject. A crash course is usually very effective for me.
And for the rest of you that have blessed the relationship, Thank You! It is blessed beyond my wildest dream. Somehow, I think the "kid" issue will work out fine. In fact, the teenager and I seem to have better repertoire than her and her mother. The mother finds it comforting that someone can 'talk to her.'
I congratulate all of you who have stable, and loving children. It is quite a feat.
I think you've set up a false dichotomy here. I am a person who easily loves children, but becoming a step-parent was wrenching for me.
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