You made my day. In your scenario, I would be dad and my partner would be 'stepmother". Our girls are 10 and 12 and we work so hard to give them a great home and build thier self-esteem. Thier maternal family is always saying nasty things to the girls about us and I always worry how much of it is sticking. I figure the best thing to do is just keep supporting and loving my girls, never bad mouth thier maternal family and let them figure it out as they grow. You give me hope that they will grow up healthy and happy despite all this.
A million thank you's for your post tonight.