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He’s Refusing To Legally Adopt His Stepson Because He Doesn’t Feel A Father-Son Connection Between Them And Views His Stepson As More Of A Nephew

Dusko - stock.adobe.com - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

This 38-year-old man met his wife, who is 36, about 10 years ago. At the time, she was a widow raising her 2-year-old son.

They tied the knot about seven years ago, and now, they have a daughter together– who is 6-years-old.

But, while he loves his wife and his own daughter, he just doesn’t have the same feelings for his stepson– who is now 12.

“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate or mistreat him. I just don’t see him as my son,” he said.

He claimed that he is active and involved in his stepson’s life. He also pays for his stepson’s schooling, drives the tween to all of his activities, and plays with him.

Additionally, he helps his stepson out whenever he’s needed. But that doesn’t mean he feels a father-son connection between them.

“I feel like my stepson’s more like a nephew than a son to me,” he admitted.

His wife knows how he feels, too, and it makes her really unhappy. According to her, his stepson already views him as a father.

But, what really ticked him off was when his wife suggested that he legally adopt his stepson and start simply calling him son.

Dusko – stock.adobe.com – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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