Bonnie - posted on 02/20/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )
I married at 17. My husband had 2 small children. I dealt with the ex for several years screaming, cursing at me, attacking me physically, while raising her children since babies. And also having 2 children with my husband (who are close to the same age) . Been married for almost 14 years. And been stressed for many years. I love my family. I have loved and cared for his children this entire time . The mother had the kids every other weekend for the past 14 years and wasn't super involved in their lives. I taught them everything they know and took them to every appointment and have been there for them this entire time while raising my own children. I feel like it has always been a struggle . I feel very stressed amd fight with my husband because I don't feel like he is always on my side when it comes to misbehaving. Most of our problems are my step kids . I feel like I set my own kids needs aside a lot to make sure they get to do everything they want and I feel depressed and bad for my own kids. My step kids are mouthy and disrespectful to me and my husband and the oldest (who is now 17) has been making up lies about us to get attention from her mother. I raised them as my own and they have turned on me because their mother decided to become more involved and ii feel like it has been very bad for them. I can tell it has affected my own kids also. I just don't know what to do. I feel like my only option is to divorce my husband or move into my own place and still be married. I just can't take it anymore. I don't want to be around them.