Sue - posted on 12/12/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )
My DH and his ex have been divorced for 10 years, we have been married 9. We currently live about 8 hours away, but are soon moving to another state which will put us 9 hours away. Stepson has been bullied at school and his mom doesn't listen to him, makes him do all the chores, lazy, all the usual complaints a 12 year old would say to get sympathy from dad. He has been known to lie a lot, and not just regular lies but great complex ones about his girlfriend getting hit by a car, etc. Anyway, I don't really know if I want him here, but DH wants to do "what's best" for him. How can we possibly know what that is? What if the problems continue in the new school? We can't just ship him back and say, oh well, we tried. Also, mom works for an attorney, so it would be a great big PITA if we had to fight for custody. We just got a call today that he's been suspended for 10 days, for threatening a kid. A week before Christmas break that means a MONTH off school. I feel so confused!