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Watch Divorced Parents Tell Their Son's Stepparents How They Really Feel About Them

"Aren't you supposed to be someone I hate? Aren't you supposed to be someone who challenges my own manhood?"

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In this touching video from Soul Pancake, divorced parents take the opportunity to speak candidly to their ex's spouse about how it feels to have another parent in their son's life.

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Jamey and Tara were married for seven years. Their son, Nakhjavani, who they call "Nak," was born after two years of marriage.

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Like most couples who divorce, the decision was not something they ever expected, and it was not made lightly.

Tara went on to marry Jason, who is now Nak's stepfather.

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Tara said, "The idea of Jason being a co-parent was the easiest thing. I mean, he's completely born to be a father."

And Jason takes his role to heart.

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Jamey said, of his son's stepdad, "He fully embraces him; goes to his basketball games, goes through his homework. I saw him cry once when my son wasn't telling the truth about something - I saw Jason, like, be hurt. Like, he's invested in him."

When Jamey married Natasha, Nak got a brand new stepmom.

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While Tara admittedly struggles with the idea of another person parenting her child, she appreciates the positive relationship between Natasha and Nak.

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Tara says, "Nak's relationship with Natasha is great. He just has a huge heart and kind of accepts a lot of people into his world, and she makes it really easy."

Jason and Natasha thought they were going to be speaking on a panel about blended families, but Jamey and Tara were about to surprise them by reading a heartfelt letter to their ex's new spouse.

Jamey starts to read his letter to Jason, and it gets real right away.

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Tara's letter begins, "This new woman in my life, a new pair of arms that my son would be cuddled in..."

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"I believe that your love for Jamey makes him a better dad, for Nak."

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Tara continues, "He's so lucky to have you."

"I know how powerful it is for a boy to see that his mother is loved, because that's how he's going to treat his wife."

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Getting emotional, Jamey says, "You're doing that for him. You're doing the things I couldn't do."

"And I love you for that, man. I'm supposed to not love you for that. But I do."

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"Thank you for being who you are and for loving my boy."

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What a beautiful family!

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