I mean I raised him since he was 7 so it's only fair in my opinion. He can't seem to get the courage to say it since he was a kid and now he'sa grown teenager. We have a confusing relationship between best friends to big sister to stepmom but that's it. We have our goods and bads, ups and downs but thats normal and we really care and love each other as a family. I know he feels awkward when i am with him around his friends so i started to keep my distance but is it really that hard to say it?