Ashley - posted on 06/12/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
So... I think I'm making really good headway with my step-wife. We actually had our first really long honest discussion yesterday to "clear the air" and start to make things better. I know I learned some areas where I can be better and I think she did too. So, I am hopeful that it will really help.
That said, my husband thinks this is a waste of my time and borderline masochistic. While he is "supportive" by keeping his mouth shut for the most part and letting me try to do what I can to make things better. He certainly thinks that my efforts are useless. By no means is he poisonous to the situation. Quite the contrary, he is always trying to smooth things over and keep things cordial with Step-Wife. But, I'd like to see him at least have faith that things can be better...
So... for those of you who are Co-Mamas... married to the Bio-Dad... does your husband support your "partnership" with Step-Wife? If he does now, did he always? Did you have to overcome this with him? How did you do it? Short of expensive counseling, what can I do to help him be more supportive of this?