I was always very close to my step dad because he was patient and kind and listen to what I wanted to say, and was always encouraging me to be the best person I could be. This has not the case for many of my friends, or neighbors. In fact, many women I have heard them express negative words to the child, and very jealows too. As we see in the news the cases of abuses are increasing. Is it easier for a man to be a step dad or viceversa?