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Old 12-21-2016, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Janus View Post
Having sex with the mother does not make a man a stepfather.

I think the term "stepfather" should be used when the father is dead or not in the lives of the children. If the father is still around, then the mother has a boyfriend or husband, but the kids do not have a stepfather.
I've always felt this way about the step designation. That should be reserved for the new spouse of a parent after the other parent's death or abandonment. If there is still an active mother a father, there is no need for a stepmother or a stepfather. There is only mom's spouse or dad's spouse.
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