Donna - posted on 09/11/2013 ( 11 moms have responded )
My boys, ages 21, 19, and 14, do no like their step-dad - and the feeling is mutual. The 21 year old lives several hours away. He has a job and does not get much time off. He feels like he does not have a home. My 19year old is away at college. When he has a break, he chooses to stay with his biological Dad and his Dad's common law wife. He visits me, but I have to make arrangements for us to go somewhere or ask my husband to leave the house. My 14 year old still lives with us but he complains that my husband is always glaring at him, never talks to him unless he is fussing, and is just plain grouchy. The older boys were not always nice when I was going through the divorce with my ex, but the 14 has never done anything - he's just very different from my husband. So why do I stay? Well, he's a good man. He would do anything for me and helps me pay expenses for the boys. Hubby likes to do the things I like, while the youngest 2 boys don't/won't like to do the things I like. Should I leave after 5 years of marriage? The situation is not getting any better?