If you are a child of divorce, or happen to have gone through one yourself, this video in which parents tell stepparents what they really think of them, will hit all the feels. But if you are a stepparent yourself, be prepared to shed a tear or two. There’s no question that divorce is hardest on children, and I’m pretty sure no one out there wants their kids to feel anything but loved and wanted, despite what the parents are going through. But when separated parents meet someone new, things become even more challenging. Egos may become involved, and who can blame anyone? I can’t imagine sharing my kids with someone I barely know. That’s how co-parenting works though. I should know — I’m a stepparent.
In all honesty, this video made me cry a little. When you’re a stepparent yourself, and one who loves your stepchild a great deal, it can be a hard path to negotiate. You don’t want to take the place of the biological parent, but you want this kid to know how important they are to you, and how much you’re willing to do for them. And you want their biological parent to know that their son or daughter is safe in your hands.
Seeing these parents tell the partners of their ex-spouses that they appreciate all the love and support their son is being given is something every stepparent wants to hear. Here's what happened when the parents and stepparents were honest with each other: