Kimberlee - posted on 06/10/2016 ( 16 moms have responded )
I am a mother of grown children. I have two teenage stepchildren at home. This is my second marriage and my husband's third marriage. We have been married for over 3 years and together for almost 6 years. My husband and I have very different parenting styles - he tends to do most things for his children and believes in giving instead of earning rewards. I'm more about teaching independence and rewarding for achievements. The baby mama situation is difficult too. She was not really involved with the children until I came into the picture. Now she is ALWAYS in our lives texting and calling my husband. She even asked if she could hang out with the children at OUR neighborhood pool. I had to finally put my foot down and even though my husband told her no he still feels it would be ok as long as we aren't home. I COMPLETELY DISAGREE! My husband doesn't understand how hard this is. I actually didn't think it would actually be this hard. I would love to talk to someone who understands how hard it is to be a stepmom AND be the second wife. How do I do this? I really feel like my marriage is in jeopardy because of these issues.