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With your original family, life was just how it was. That’s all you knew about family life and how home should be, but now that you have a new family – you start to compare every little detail, both consciously and subconsciously to how it was with your original family.
To be honest, I still occasionally struggle with this. I remember the first time I referred to my mother and stepdad as “my parents” it felt a little like I was cheating on my father’s memory. Was it okay? Was I allowed to have a place in my heart for another dad?