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Old 12-21-2016, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Rioe View Post
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.
I think it's a good idea for kids and new spouses to have a term for their relationship, introducing or describing them as mom or dad's spouse defines the parent's relationship with that person, not the child's. It means a lot both to and for some stepkids and step-parents to be able to say "this is MY...."
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