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19 Things Everyone With A Stepfather Will Understand

You've definitely played the "you're not my real dad" card.

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1. You remember thinking "who the hell is this" when you first met them.

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2. And you couldn't believe your parent was actually dating someone and showing affection.

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3. You probably thought he was totally lame.

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4. And you most likely assumed he was also old and awkward.

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5. You refused to call him Dad, even if he never actually asked you to.

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6. And you didn't know how to introduce him to your friends.

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"This is my, um, mother's friend".

7. Your first family gathering with his side of the family was strange because you literally didn't know who anyone was.

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8. But you always expected presents.

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Because your love can be bought.

9. You definitely played the "you're not my real dad" card way too many times.

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10. And you never took anything he said seriously, especially if it was about getting grounded.

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11. But you probably also acted really polite when you wanted something.

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"Can I get a ride to my friend's house please?"

12. Father's Day was always a little awkward because you didn't know if you should get him a card.

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13. And if you did get him a gift, you didn't put a lot of effort into it.

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14. But you eventually started to notice all of the little things he did for you.

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15. Like looking out for you and giving you advice.

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16. He probably even taught you a thing or two.

With mixed results.

17. But most of all, you really appreciate him being there for you and your family, even though no-one ever asked him to.

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18. Because at the end of the day, he is a part of your family now.

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19. And that makes you pretty grateful.

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