Laurie - posted on 11/18/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My husband and I have been married for 4 years now.. he has two children that I step-parent, and love very dearly. His daughter calls me mom even..
My daughter lives with us full time. Hardly ever sees her real dad, but for some reason is purposely mean to my husband.. He tries so hard to get her to just get her respect, but for some reason she pushes him away...
This is creating a problem between my husband and myself, because my husband can not stand being disrespected all the time. I don't blame him at all. His kids treat me with respect, and I would not tolerate that type of behavior from his kids.
I try and talk with my daughter about this, but she thinks that one day her dad and I will get back together. She is 9 now, and I have not been with her Bio dad since she was 3. Even when we were together he was abusive to me, and he is not apart of our lives anymore.
I need help figuring out how I can get my daughter to at least respect my husband. He does everything a dad should for her, but she still treats him like crap most of the time.
Don't get me wrong, because at times I can tell she likes him. She will sometimes walk up to him and hug him and stuff like that.. Then most other times, she is out right rude to him...
What do I do?? I don't want to lose my marriage, but it's almost like my daughter will intentionally start a fight between us because she knows I will come to her rescue..
Someone PLEASE help! Any suggestions would be great!!