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What a step parent is like...

"Being a stepmom is hard because even when you know you love someone they need to be shown this exponentially. You have to love them, and love them, and love them. Then you have to love them a little bit more." - Brie Gowan, "Why Being a Stepmom is Hard"
The other day, I had a new friend ask me what it was like to be a stepparent. She's a single mom and has been seeing a guy who, like myself, doesn't have kids of his own.

The question caught me a little off-guard. Not that I mind answering it, but I'm not always good at answering spontaneous questions like that. I mean, heck, when Jim asked me to marry him I stared for a few minutes as I processed what he was asking!

But I thought about it the rest of the day, week even. I had started to put it out of my mind and something came roaring back which reminded me again.

To be honest, being a stepparent is weird.

I know, that's not what you might expect me to say, but bear with me.

Just like parenting, th…