I Can’t Wait for My Mom to Be a Grandma, but My Stepdad Is a Nightmare

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I am expecting my first child and the first grandchild for my parents. My mom is a really sweet lady. I love her. I am not close to my stepfather. He is crude and sexist and makes inappropriate jokes and comments. He was also extremely emotionally abusive while my sister and I were growing up. They also have two much younger boys that are my...

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