ok, no you haven't missed any sort of announcements... I posted this elsewhere and is pretty well hidden, so I thought I would make it more out in the open, since I'm looking for as much advice as I can get
Are there any step-parents out there? It is very likely that I will someday become a step-dad to an almost teenage girl. Not anything that I had ever planned to be in my life, but hey, if things all went to plan, what would be the fun?
Anyways, I know when a step-parent enters a family it can be difficult on both child and the step-parent, since I went through that as a child already. I know there is a bond between her and her mom that I will never be able to replicate, nor do I want to. I do want there to be a healthy relationship between me and the daughter. I just don't have the first clue of how to even go about it.
Any advice from those that have gone through it all whether as a step-parent or as the parent with child marrying a soon-to-be step-parent.