Oh I am so sorry, you are feeling very left out and it hurts ,step parenting isnt easy, but if you love your wife it may be worth working it out, the kids wont be 9-11 for too long. Have you tried to do things with them, taken them out, played sports with them , sometimes its a whole picture , speak to her get her to work on better behavior from the children, arrange that you and she have time together by yourselves, if you are torn it means you are still wanting to make it work, maybe some couples counselling could help. You also need time for you so make sure you are still involved with those wonderful Harley's, I envy you ,. I do agree she could have got them a card to give you it is hurtful and you sound like a great guy...Families are worth keeping together ,speak to her honestly tell her what you have said here, try to spend time with the children ..and if it doesnt work out..climb on that bike and away you go ...good luck
I SEE THEM RIPPING US APART AS KIDS GET OLDER THEY GET COCKY,ARRAGANT,AND PUSHY AND WANT MORE MONEY ,AND I HAVE NO RESERVATIONS FOR BULL_____
ITS HARD ENOUGH NOW CONTAINING MYSELF IN THIS HOUSE...I FEEL SMOTHERED,ISOLATED,AND USED,BEING A STEPFATHER IS VERY UNREWARDING,NO REAL LOVE THERE LIKE A BLOOD CHILD,NO TRUE SINCERITY,THEY WANT WANT WANT YET A BIRTHDAY CARD IS TO MUCH TO ASK?...THATS NOT FAMILY,I TRULEY BELIEVE A BLOOD SON WOULD HAVE COME RUNNING WITH A CARD BECAUSE HE WANTED TO,IS THERE A FORUM FOR MEN WITH NO KIDS?....WHO HAVE ENDED UP IN A BLENDED FAMILY?....IM SURE THERE ARE GUYS LIKE ME OUT THERE STARING OUT THE KITCHEN WINDOW DEPRESSED
If you continue to feel like this then maybe the only way is out,I agree a birthday card is not too much to ask for and that was not nice of them .Its in your hands you can either give it a go as I suggested or move out, there is a mens health forum but I doubt its about kids ...good luck
I read your profile.
It's not a sin to say I've made a mistake and I want out of this marriage, since you didn't create any kids together.
It sounds like this was a mistake. Not all men want to be dads.