Hi! I am (almost) 29 and I have been an smom to my husband’s children for a little over 2 years, and I have a DS6 and DH and I have a bio-son 18 months.
1) I would have talked about expectations with DH on the first date had I known what I was getting myself into! I think it is of the UTMOST importance to have that conversation about kids, money, ex’s, and day to day life IMMEDIATELY!!
2) I wouldn’t have opened myself up to my in-laws so much or so quickly. If I knew then what I know now and that everything I have ever done or said would be ultimately used against me…I would have kept them at an arms length.
3) I would have disengaged and stopped trying to be so many things to so many people and losing sight of taking care of myself in the process.
Thanks for the great question! Very insightful for sure