But not everyone has their dad in their lives so today let's send a high five to the step-dads
, big brothers, uncles, granddads and significant males out there who have provided everything for that special someone - a shoulder to cry on or wrestle on or snuggle on.
South Lake Tahoe, CA, August 09, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The survey sheds new light on the amount of stress experienced by step-dads in the US and Canada “Most of these families will fail.
In four of five of these families the only new addition is the step-dad. That's not really a blended family." This may have the end effect of making new step-dads feel isolated and may be one of the reasons they chose to leave.
One anonymous respondent said, "I thought I knew how to do it (be a step-dad) but I didn't." This suggests many men aren't prepared to becoming an instant parent.
The big lesson from the results seems to be ladies need to help their new husbands bond with the family and talk more about what role they want the step-dad to play.
"We welcome dads, step-dads
, uncles, grandads or any male carer to come along with their children to the launch event and give us their ideas on how to run future groups."
Any thoughts from you and maybe other step-dads
would be helpful.
Knowing about your past confusions re various dads and step-dads
and all that, we felt for you lad.
QI READ letters from you about girls who hate their step-dads but my problem is different.
He and my mum have my baby brother and I have a half-sister as well, who my mum had by the man she lived with after she left my dad and before she married my step-dad.
I have had boyfriends since I was 12 and I KNOW my step-dad is the only man for me.