3. The Teen Years Can Be Tough
"I met my stepson when he was eight, and became his stepmom when he was nine. His father had sole custody so he lived with us full time. The teen years were tough because, in addition to normal teen rebellion, he felt that everything that was wrong in his life was because he had a stepmom. However, it got much better when he reached his twenties and we have a great relationship now." Ann K.