How to Define Your Role as a Stepparent
Becoming a stepparent might be one of the most difficult tasks you'll ever undertake.
The exact role you will play in your new family depends on a variety of factors, such as the age of your stepchildren and life circumstances, such as whether your stepchildren have contact with their biological parent.
But even if you assume many parental functions, you will never take the place of their biological parent.
This means that you will need to define your role within the family -- and your role may change over time.