My wife has adult children as I do - are those adult children related? Or just friends?
My wife and I were married late in life - we both have adult children, you have their children and in a couple of cases have grandchildren. Is there any relationships there - I know step-sisters or brothers doesn't fit, nor does half-brothers or sisters
I think the definition of "step-siblings" includes even grown siblings. Maybe they're also friends (as people can be with their full siblings). Maybe they're not friends at all, the way some people aren't particularly friends with their siblings. They're not "half-siblings" because they don't share at least one birth parent (or even adoptive parent who shared the adoption with a previous spouse who was/is the child's parent too).
It may not feel like it fits, but I think it's "step-siblings", regardless of how grown-up they are or how close they are to one another. From all I've ever see/heard, a step-sibling is the son or daughter of one's step-parent.
In terms of they'd be seen in something like a legal matter, they'd be seen as "family" - not friends.
If you are asking for official for documentation i think its step sisters or brothers ...
As for what they use to introduce or talk about one another depends really on the bond which they have formed . if the bond is strong ,,, sisters/ brothers or step sisters or brothers . i call some of my "just good friends" - sisters ..
if the bond is minimal or they dont like one another at all.. prolly my step dads/moms kid(s)... or just by name with no title..
Sinc both of you are married, then both sides children are step brother and sisters. Why not call them brothers and sisters, skip the "half " and "step". That way, the children will feel more closed to each other.
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