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Mom asks daughter to start being nicer to stepdad. Daughter says 'I didn't choose him.'

Mom asks daughter to start being nicer to stepdad. Daughter says 'I didn't choose him.'

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Integrating a step-parent into a child's life requires a delicate balance.

Ideally, the step-parent will be someone the child can grow to trust and love and rely on. But at the same time, pressuring them to connect with a step-parent can often backfire as it might come off as "replacing" the other parent.

As with all family dynamics, there's no one-size-fits-all prescription for how to navigate these relationships healthily. It generally takes a lot of trial and error and open communication. And sometimes, an outside perspective is exactly what's called for to gauage a situation.

In a popular post on the AITA subreddit, a mom asked if she's wrong for asking her daughter to be more inclusive of her stepdad.

She wrote:

AITA for telling my daughter I don't like how she treats my husband?

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