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#1 of 5 Old 04-22-2006, 11:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Did anyone see this show on stepfamilies last night? http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=1865418&page=1
what did you think?
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Did anyone see this show on stepfamilies last night? http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=1865418&page=1
what did you think?
It made my stromach hurt. Even the first story (which was a non-abusive home). Who could power-trip on a kid like that.

Those poor lost girls.
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I didn't see it, but DP's sister brought it up this weekend and it sounded horrible. I just read the link from MM & it definitely looked like a downer.

I wish the media could give constructive advise without dwelling on the horror stories. I know I'm not the only one who grew up in a good, functional blended family - I wish we'd see more stories on THOSE types of families. Instead of showing us a family that's falling apart and say "to avoid this, do A B & C" - why not show us a family that's making it work really well and say "These people have done A B & C and look how happy they are" YKWIM?
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i was also dissapointed that they didnt show younger stepkids (the stepkids were pre and teens)

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i was also dissapointed that they didnt show younger stepkids (the stepkids were pre and teens)
True - I hate it when normal teen-aged angst gets labeled a "step-parent/child" issue - as if these kids would be perfectly happy if they were living with their bio parents. (although I don't think those families were "normal" )

My son and I have arguments sometimes, but if he argues with DP it's because he has issues with our "blended family" ??
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