09/17/2013 07:35 pm ET

How I Learned To Take The 'Step' Out Of My Stepfamily


It took a very long time and an entire childhood for me to erase the line between family and stepfamily. I never thought I would. My stepfamily is no different than anyone else's. They didn't always belong to me, but now they do. It's a big deal. So what creates a family when you don't have blood to bind it? 

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