This conversation happened a couple of weeks back during a break of one of my lectures. I cant really remember how it came up. I think I was talking about my half sisters, and before I knew it, I was being attacked that it is step and not half. This argument went on for about 20 minutes and got a bit intense smh. I was just having a conversation with a friend on twitter and the same topic came up.
Having siblings outside your biologically parents makes them your step siblings, whether or not one of your parent is involved somehow, but my argument is that, half is blood related by one parent and step is related by marriage. There is a difference between them. I have 3 half sisters and I would never refer to them as my step because they are my dad’s girls, also I have step siblings and will only refer to them as step because they didnt come from my mum or dad. Maybe its just me and every family is different.
It might be hard to accept that your parent has other kids, but nothing you can do about it, just dont shut the kids out well if they dont deserve it, because some can drive one crazy, but still got to show love. To be honest I was surprised when I found out I have an older half sister, which I have wanted for so long but I havent met her and hope someday I do. She has a family of her own now and am even an aunt :).
This is just a random post, just raising a point. Peace x