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Thread: Not revolving my college schedule around stepson

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    Not revolving my college schedule around stepson

    Hello all I am 22 and due in 2 months witha baby girl. I have been with SO 1 year and 6 months. He is 24 and has a 6 year old son from a previous relationship. I have one degree and need to finish my second major next year, and then head off to med school. SS mom is 21 and unstable reason we have him full time now, since the move she has her own place now and is in progress of obtaining a vehicle. Problem is she has not seen him in 2 weeks because she got in a minor car accident that was her fault with SS inside and SO only found out through SS. My issue is next year I will be working 3 day 12 hour shifts and going to school, as we all know you need to fit school schedules into your schedule, and since I want to graduate fast I will take anything available, I do not want to revolve it around SS schedule, and I fear his mom is getting too comfortable with my help. I discussed this with SO and he said assume we will have him next year, she wants him in a sport, but does not understand if she wants him in activities she needs to step up, I am not his mom. Im an addition to his life I clothe him feed him take him to school help him with hw I am helping him on his journey frowing up , I will have an infant, school, and work, I am paying my mom to babysit my child and family is very supportive with school. Am I being selfish. SO also told me "so you are giving up on him too"? She is his mom and needs to do her duties she has me confused if she believes she can just hand me her role. I will have my plate full and all she will have is work, I am not making her life easier., nor his when I have a future still in reach. Note: Reason for SS move is her instability, mocing from relatives place to place because she is immatureand fights, quits jobs constantly, and SS missed so much school. SHe got her car repoed and evicted even with 400 dollars of Child support and additional mobey to help her with rent from SO.

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    Are you being selfish? No. If you are serious about your future plans, then you'll have to learn to get tough and at times downright ruthless about getting to where you are going.

    At barely 22 you got involved in a lot, with having a child and playing house with a guy who already has another baby momma, instability and so on. Since you are only a gf, why are you taking on so many wifely duties toward him and his son? This is a serious question. Are you being taken advantage of? Probably. You might need to rethink your relationship and your choices. Again, if you are serious about achieving what you want in life, you'll have to be willing to make some hard decisions and stand by them.

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    You are going to be having this childís half sibling. If you canít treat them the same you are taking the wrong job as step mom. Calling yourself step mom means you do all the same things that you would for your biological child. How would you want a step parent to treat your child?? As less?

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    I dont treat them differently because I wouldnt treat my child differently, a step parent isnot a full time parent when kids have both parents, I wouldn't expect my step parent to do everything I would do for my child for me.. Even my parents know what parent I will be and Im not treating this child any less, being seen as a bad person treating kids indifferently because I want to keep reaching my goals, he has a mom and she needs to be a mom not get comfortable because there is a stepparent.

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    I was treated far far FAR better by my step dads than my sperm donor. I realize mom should step up but you canít make people do what they should.

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    Who is going to take care of your baby with your schedule? You chose to make a baby with this guy shortly after you met but you knew he is already a father, a young father, and the mother is even younger. Kids raising kids. My sense is you are not going to be able to take on what you planned unless your boyfriend is going to be a stay at home full time dad and the mother of his son steps up. I'd reevaluate your expectations. I am a huge fan of career first but you chose to put parenthood first ,for now, when you chose to conceive a child with your newish boyfriend who already has a child.

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    Sounds like you're annoyed with her attitude mostly. I would be too, I suspect.

    This is something that your boyfriend should be playing a more active role in. I'm not a fan of the way he suggested that you're giving up on your step son. He seems frustrated with the situation and he's taking it out on you. This is unhealthy in your relationship. You should be recognizing those patterns in your boyfriend and requesting better boundaries, clearing the air. Cut out all that nonsense between the both of you and deal with this together as a team.

    You may be noticing behaviours in your boyfriend now that you might not have noticed earlier either. Don't blind yourself to patterns in a person's behaviour. Make conscious decisions about whether you can work with those patterns or work together. Work constructively not destructively.

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    Originally Posted by Gianna2345
    I dont treat them differently because I wouldnt treat my child differently, a step parent isnot a full time parent when kids have both parents, I wouldn't expect my step parent to do everything I would do for my child for me.. Even my parents know what parent I will be and Im not treating this child any less, being seen as a bad person treating kids indifferently because I want to keep reaching my goals, he has a mom and she needs to be a mom not get comfortable because there is a stepparent.
    Reason for SS move is her instability, mocing from relatives place to place because she is immatureand fights, quits jobs constantly, and SS missed so much school.
    Certainly doesn't sound like it.

    I'm mainly curious on what exactly you mean about "revolving around your stepson." Because it's one thing if you don't want to be the only one beholden to leave 7:30am and 3:30pm open M - F when you've got work, classes, and a baby to rear. It's a complete different thing if you essentially don't want to be bothered with him in between your other duties. Not trying to be an ass, but please take a few minutes to type out and read over what you're saying because there's a decent chunk of it that's indecipherable.

    But from what I can gather, like 95% of these circumstances have zero place in an 18-month relationship. We are where we are, so I'm not saying that to drag the point out. That's just to say that you're as close as possible figuratively to literally heading straight up **** creek without a paddle right now. Were it not for you having a baby on the way, the solution would be the easiest in the world to see. But this is well beyond our scope. You two need a family counselor and to figure out just how you're going to navigate this seemingly evermore complicated mess. Look into family services in your area.

    And I hope that if your "stepson" effectively remains in your boyfriend's custody, he'll take the proper measures to establish legal custody and have his due child support coming his way.

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    Since you are not married this child is neither your son nor step son, it means your bf needs to provide and arrange better child care for his and his other baby-mama's child.

    Take care of your own child and your education and work. Stop pointing fingers at this other baby-mama, your bf is the problem and can't manage. Stop being your bf's nanny for his other child. He needs to enlist the help of his family and the child's extended family and pay for child care if he chooses to have kids.
    Originally Posted by Gianna2345
    I am 22 and due in 2 months. He is 24 and has a 6 year old son from a previous relationship. we have him full time now

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    I agree with J.Man...

    Essentially... welcome to adulthood. You chose to create a baby with a man you were with Iím guessing at most a year and now you have an instant family, you didnít think the gravity of it all through and now itís all piling up which parenting tends to do that, people donít realize how all encompassing a job it truly is.

    Yes, youíre right, you are not his mother, his mother is failing him. Itís awful, but you are choosing to be with his father. Should his father be giving you the majority of the duties? If itís your dynamic itís your dynamic... if youíre with him, youíre gonna have to accept he comes with a full time parenting duty, thereís really no getting around it...you are not treating him as your own, which, I wonít lie, Iíd have a hard time doing so with a child that wasnít mine, I know that about myself so I donít date men with young children, youíre human, you arenít being selfish these are your feelings but pouting isnít going to solve it, you either signed for all this or you didnít, you donít get to have your boyfriend without his son, theyíre a package deal so decide...

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