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Why is it, when stepparents don get along with their stepkids, its always the stepparent fault?

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Why is it, when stepparents don get along with their stepkids, its always the stepparent fault?

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Great question. I have a 17 y.o. stepson who I love very much. I loved him enough to encourage his father to get custody of him since he had no dicipline or guidelines living with his mom. He was allowed to drive (unsupervised) at age 11, ate what and when he wanted and was allowed to come and go at will. He had girlfriends spend the night (at his mom’s) since he was 14. I could go on and on but I’m sure you get the picture. I was sure this child could benefit from living with us. We have a wonderful marriage and I thought it was a good opportunity for him to see what a healthy relationship looks like. His mom is on her 5th marriage in 15 years. Anyway, the child wanted to live with us. He knew we’d treat him with love and respect. He came to us shortly after the driving incident. Things began to go downhill when I realized that his mother undid almost everything we tried to do shortly after he moved in. Since she had him summers, spring and winter break and everyother week-end, he was

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