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These Stepparents Want You To Know What It's Really Like In Blended Families

9. It Can Be Hard Becoming An 'Instant' Parent
"My husband’s best friend recently became an instant stepdad by marriage. He was just telling us that at times it’s really hard because they see him as the guy who married Mom when he’s trying to be there for them as much as possible. It’s hard to balance who he was before with being an instant dad. But just because it’s hard and super challenging doesn’t mean he loves them any less." Ashley G.