Susan - posted on 01/02/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am living with my boyfriend and his two kids (son - 10 and girl - 13) that are there full time. They see their mom periodically, but not regularly (supposedly she and my boyfriend have joint custody), and although their Dad and I have been together almost 4 years, I just moved in with them about one year ago. (with their permission of course) I think they are having adjustment issues, especially the son, who periodically acts out. Sometimes he even resorts to talking like a baby. (which drives me insane) There have been other issues, but too many to list, and yes, I have tried for professional help. His father refuses to get help for either child, and says that if they don't talk to him, why would they talk to a stranger? I am a child of divorce, so I do understand the acting out and such. (he is 10, so if it weren't for the divorce, I am quite sure there would be other problems) I just want to help his transition to accepting his parents being apart, and me being in the picture. Does anyone have any advice?