Me and my b/f have been dating for almosts a year and both our kids have been involved since the get go. I have had a VERY hard time connecting to my b/f's son. His little boy and my little girl are the same age. I find myself being more harsh on him than on my daughter. Sometimes I absolutely cannot stand him. Is this a normal feeling? I've tried so hard to try to connect emotionally with him, but I'm just not having any progress. I've tried spending time with him alone, with him and my little girl, all of us together, but it's just not working for me. My b/f and I have discussed getting married, but I don't want to get married and then me still have emotional connects with my step-son. I want to love him equal to my daughter and not treat him any different that I do her, but its not workin. Any suggestions on what I can try to help us get closer?