Being a step-mom isn't what I imagined
I just wanted to put out there that being a step-mom is hard....in my opinion anyway.
I feel no attachment to these kids even thought I have tried and tried and tried. I love my own kids with everything in me but I have a hard time having any connection with DH's sons. We have been together for almost 3 years and nothing I do makes me feel connected to them at all.
It's more of a nusance to have to deal with the extras that come along with taking care of children that aren't mine.
Having to deal with DH's ex probably doesn't help the way I feel about the kids either. Sometimes I don't feel anything about the situation at all and sometimes I feel anger or sadness.
I know there are a ton of step-mothers out there that have an amazing bond with their stepkids but that's just not me. Please tell me that this is somewhat normal and other step-moms feel like I do.