Jennifer - posted on 12/05/2008 ( 12 moms have responded )
My step daughter is with us Monday's after school till Friday when she leaves for school. Her mom picks her up @ school on Friday after school and her step-dad drops her off on Monday mornings. Her mom has nothing to do with homework, test, projects, etc...but does not want me involved in it either. My husband owns his own business and works a lot and I am with her a lot of the time. Her mom lives about 30 minutes away and works over an hour away, she has a new baby and has told her daughter she does not have time for her during the week. She will not take her to the doctor, dentist or eye doctor, but does not want me doing it. Where is the happy middle ground for me? When I take my step-daugher somewhere her mom calls my husband yelling that I am trying to take her place. She has basketball practice on Monday's and she does not want me taking her to it becasue that is something "her mom should do" (but yet her mom does not have time to do it). If we go to a movie or out to eat it is a sure phone call Friday night to my husband yelling about it...how do I handle this?? Iwant to keep my marriage so I find myself pulling away from my step-daughter so keep the peace but it's not her fault and I can't handle her mother calling all the time and yelling about everything!! HELP!!!