been there since he was 6 months old
Recently, my stepson let me know that he thought of me only as a roommate, and not an authority figure. He is 17 & 1/2. I have been in his life since he was 6 mos. old. I have been married to his mother since he was 1 & 1/2 yo. When he told me this, I took 3 days to think, then said I still think of him as my son, and feel like his father. Now it is worse than ever. What can I do?