I've always had a good relationship with my stepdaughter so why am I having trouble now?

Morgan - posted on 08/07/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I've been with her father since she was 5 and she's 10 years old now. She lives with her mother and visits every other weekend except for holidays and summer vacation where she stays with us for weeks at a time. She's always been demanding and spoiled (tattles constantly, over exaggerates simple injuries, never gets in trouble even when she's the one in the wrong and her brothers are just trying to ignore her but they get in trouble anyway if she complains). She is also a friendly child, smart, creative, talkative, listens, loves to help with tasks, and works hard to do her best.
Now I don't know if she's turned into a monster or it's always been there. Now she argues with anytime she is given a "no". Enjoys doing hurtful and intimidating things to younger children. Tries to intimidate me. Tries to start fights with me and her dad by using very conniving tactics. (Recently she tried to trick me that the 3 year old had disappeared into the river then later kept saying in front of her dad she couldn't believe I didn't know where our daughter was. My daughter was fine with my sister like I thought.)
I can't stand to be near this little girl anymore. She lies constantly and says horrible things. Why now? It didn't use to be this way.


Kim - posted on 08/07/2013




aaai believe its a girl thing. SOunds to me like she is looking for more invovlement from her dad. I do not think this is about you. Also you dont know what goes on or is said about you guys at her moms house. this is the age they begin to become confused with the whole divorce thing.hang in there and try to fix your relationship before it goes to far. good luck

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