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Followingthe1 A Stepmom
I feel like the Wicked Stepmother

My eleven year old stepson is going through puberty and I am not handling it well. As a matter of fact, I feel at times I am being mean to him!

As my stepson goes through puberty, he is becoming surly and in a bad mood most of the time.
I have been his custodial mother for the past seven years, and we have had a pretty good relationship, but lately I feel as if I can't stop criticizing him!
I pray every morning about this, but by the time the afternoon is here, we're both mad at one another! I am the adult here, but I cannot seem to control the mean things that come out of my mouth. Pray with me that I will be more compassionate, patient, and loving towards him.
He has a weight problem, so I think that makes puberty even worse for him. And I can't seem to stop criticizing what he wears, eats, how he talks, whether he forgets to say "yes, ma'am" or whatever. I know that if I don't stop, I will ruin our relationship, and I really wanted to "be there" for him during his teen years.

followingthe1 -1/9/2002
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