DBicknell
Hi Everyone!!

I hope someone can help. 

My partner has a 3yo son! He's a sweetie. 

However, recently I am struggling to bond with him. The little things are getting to me. I am struggling with the transition from being my partners girlfriend to being a girlfriend and a stepmum. 

Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks
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Jason Shaw jay3779
Hi, if you want to educate yourself about attachment theory (bonding), the key authority is John Bowlby who investigated and reflected upon the nature and purpose of attachment in infants in the 30s and 40s. Happy reading! Jason.
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult situation. Of course the transition is going to be a little rough, not everything can go smoothly and this will take some adjusting to. Be patient, a three year old isn't going to be easy and take cues from their father. You may find it helpful to read our articles on step-families. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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