Re: Continuing step-father/step-daughter relationship?
My son is not my natural child. He was 3 when I met and married his mom. She and I divorced when he was about 8. I actually got custody. He's 32, now and when he says "Dad", he means me. Seems to me when someone marries a person who has a child, they make two commitments. You and he can agree to break your's, but your daughter hasn't divorced anyone and in her world, a dad is a forever kind of arrangement. Unless the guy was some sort of abusive monster, I'd try to make it as easy as possible for him to keep being her dad. It's not as if her biological dad is busting a sweat to do so. Fathers give something to kids that they just can't get anywhere else. Whenever I have accepted the role of "dad" whether biologically or otherwise, it's always been clear to me that it's for life.