As far as I know now, we were pretty lucky. I mean it could have turned out so much worse. We weren’t saddled with an abusive step-father or a wacked out step-mother, and neither of them brought step-siblings into the picture that harmed us in any way.
I hear horror stories about combined families.
Yup – my sister and I were pretty lucky.
My sister and I are both grown now and came out of the whole experience relatively unscathed.
I suppose I can’t knock either of my parents for getting remarried. They got lonely. They fell out of love with each other and they found love and stability on someone else.
Each parent is now dealing with problems that are too personal and too medical to really share here.
It is strange how things work out.