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‘I’d FaceTime him constantly, needing to know my kids were OK. I felt so out of control.’: Daughter of divorce shares personal journey to peaceful coparenting

“I hated the idea someone could walk into my children’s lives and automatically gain their love. They’d run up to her, give her kisses, and tell her they loved her. Honestly, my heart broke every time. I had no idea what boundaries should be in place or what steps were best for the children. There was no handbook for co-parenting, and I was desperately grasping at straws.”

‘He was everything I envisioned in a life partner and more. But there was a hitch. He had 2 daughters from a previous marriage.’: Woman overcomes fears to become amazing stepmom

“I was still reeling from a painful divorce. I wasn’t looking for a relationship, and I certainly wasn’t looking for a family. I thought to myself, ‘What the heck am I doing? I’m not prepared for this!’ But as they say, some of the best things happen when you aren’t looking.”

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