Lisa - posted on 01/29/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
I remarried in March 2014. I have two kids and my husband has three kids. The ages of our children are 8,9,9,10,and 15. My 15 year old step daughter moved in full time with us in April. She is a wonderful student. She has achieved a lot in school while maintaining good grades. Her attitude at home is one of a prima donna. Her dad, my husband, lets her get away with anything and talk to anyone how ever she wants. He will get on to me for something and then she does the exact same thing and he says nothing to her. I have talked to him about this but nothing ever changes. I am getting tired of trying and I am sure he is tried of hearing it. He expects me to teach our kids manners and how to be a good adult. I feel like everything I try he undoes. Plus when I need him to back me up with our 15 year old, he sits there quit and lets me do all the talking. I find myself dreading when she is coming home and my heart hardening towards her and my husband. I do blame him more than I do her. She is only going to act the way she is allowed to. That's part of being a teenager. This really hurts me because I do love them all. What do I do? Please any advice is very welcomed. I am at my wits end.