Father's Day is also a little awkward for those who are on subsequent marriages. We are not their 'real' dad, but we have been in their lives for a long time. We think of our step-children as dearly as we think of our biological children. The kids themselves are torn between spending the day with their biological father and their step-father or rushing about trying to do both. It is almost as bad as the Christmas/Hannukah trying-to-see-everyone-in-one-day dilemma.
While I enjoy seeing the kids (now all grown up), I understand their problem and am happy to get a call or even a text saying "I Love you". It is their behavior throughout the year that lets me know that they love me, not a card on one day. ~ Michael S. Pauley