Ashlee - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
So this is the place to be totally honest, right?
Do any of you ever find yourselves secretly wishing your stepchild didn't exist? I feel so guilty for thinking that sometimes - usually when she's being difficult - but so much of my life has been derailed and turned into misery because of the pregnancy and the conflict with her mother.
Of course my SDau is a great kid, and I'm lucky she's been an easy child since I wasn't eager to be a mom anyway. But still... as much as I'm glad she's around because she makes my husband happy, I am honestly happiest when she is gone and we can pretend for a few days that the whole thing never happened.
Am I a bad stepmom, or is this more common than it feels?