3 days ago

I’m tired

I’ve been a step mom for 9 years now . I love my SD and knows she is at no fault for anything she didn’t ask to be in this situation . I hate the blended family life . It’s so hard . I feel so unhappy . She and her mom live 5 hours away and so even trying to go to her basketball game on a Sunday afternoon is a challenge . Driving there in the morning then quick game then driving back . I also have a 3 year old so it’s hard to expect her to be happy sitting in a car for a total of 10 hours in a day. Then having school the next day. I’m tired of just the working around everything . It’s become more challenging after my daughter because she hates being in the car . I know SD needs support too and we’re always present . Like I said I’m just tired . Sometimes I resent choosing this life . It makes me wonder if I’m unhappy does this mean I don’t love my husband or SD? I do . At least I think I do or else I wouldn’t try anymore . But I’m honestly drained
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I'm with you both @Cherese and @Incognito. It does seem like we have to sacrifice so much to be a loving step-parent, least the type we want to be.

3 days ago

I truly know how you feel!!!! I feel like being a step parent you have so sacrifice so much more.... I dont have to drive 5 hours but we have my step daughter week to week and I have to get up at 4am to get her to school on time an hour away with my 5 month old do drive back home to 5 hours later do the same thing over. It is exhausting and I hate my baby being in the car so long as well.... no there talking about extra curricular and im honestly gonna leave that to her parents because I can't do more than what I already am.... it hard because it not something we can just take a break from... my heart goes out to u

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