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My mom and step dad (married 15 years) are going through a divorce. He dropped the bomb on her a week before her birthday in August. Had my mom move out of the house they bought together so that he could move his new girlfriend in before the papers were even signed. She didn't know about the other woman until about a month ago. She was devastated.
My stepdad was more of a dad to me than my biological father in a lot of ways. Through all of this he continually promised that he loved me no matter what and that I would always be his daughter.
Now I find out he's also moved his girlfriend's daughter in with them and is cutting me out of Christmas because of her.
It's been hard enough to deal with the divorce itself (yeah I'm an adult but it hurts just as much, especially with all the lying and cheating), but now this is just like the last straw.
I don't know how to handle this.
I want to tell him off and tell him to go to hell and all the terrible things I hope for him right now. I hate him for what he did to my mom and for tearing apart the most stable thing I had in my life. I hate him for dumping me like my real dad had dumped me when I was younger.
At the same time I love him because he really *was* a father to me, and I thought I meant something to him.
I don't know how to deal. I'm very angry and hurt and sad and just....blah. The worst part is that I'm living across the country from my mom so I'm not able to be there for her during this hard time.
I don't know exactly what I'm asking for... a friendly ear? some advice on coping? someone that can help me figure out how to deal?