Desi - posted on 09/12/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )
I recently got married, to a lovely man. We love each other dearly, but his 17 year old daughter from a previous marriage litterly despises women. She doesn't have female friends, very withdrawn and freaks out when her father and I want time alone. We just got married earlier this year, and she is causing so much trouble that we are already thinking of separating. We tried family counseling, she REFUSES to "talk to strangers." We've tried disciplining her outrageous behavior by taking things away. Her behavior is despising me, won't listen, demands 99% of "daddy" time, skips school, trashes her bedroom - to the point I know if dhs saw she will be taken away but this is only her bedroom, does weed - despite our strong objections, complains over everything. We have tried all but military reform school, which we can't afford. She is pushing us apart, and all he and I see each other now is when he comes to bed. He did the mistake of spoiling, letting her have her way, lets her do what she wants, not punishing and here I am the bad guy - I'm the one causing her dad to say no once in awhile. Please help me, help my family. I love him so much and I don't want to leave.