@Seamul I completely agree that not all stepparents are good intentioned which is particularly unfortunate when young children are involved. I'm sorry you had that experience.
Every other weekend is a disgusting, degrading, perversion of parenthood.
Steve not all step parents are great or deserve any kind of respect whatsoever. If you want respect, you have to give people a reason to respect you in the first place.. I have a step mom. My dad left my mother for this other women because shes 15 yrs younger. The ONLY reason this other women is with my dad is because he has money. So no, I will never ever have any respect for that women, and never will I ever call her anything close to mother. Shes a nasty whore. Shes talked so much shit about my mom AND my dad behind his back its not even funny. And she sits there and tells my dad what he can and cant do with his own money. And he listens to her so he can keep his "trophy wife" happy. She will sit there and let him spend thousands on sending her to Paris, but when she makes him kick his own kids out and make them live on the streets when its snowing in the dead of winter, and doesnt give a crap if they are starving to death.... She will NEVER be called mom. She doesnt even deserve to be called human. Shes a dirty, filthy, home wrecker. But my dad has so much pride and greed. He doesnt care. My dad was never like this until he met my step mom. So yes, I disengage from that tramp and my own father. Because he left me on the streets to die.