The relationship that develops between a man and his child starts before the child is even physically in this world.Being a step-parent, you don’t have that historical connection.
The same rang true in my friends’ households and even strangers in the neighborhood. Over time, I have shaped my own ideas about fatherhood and how I want to parent my children.
My heart was softened by the pure nature of my love for her and it automatically extended to her child. I now think about financial security and my health differently. I want to make sure I’m living to be a good role model.
When you take on the role of being a stepparent, it’s not just being a dad as long as you’re married.
You have to make the most of whatever time you do have.
There’s also the chance that you’ll be forced to interact with the dreaded ex.