Samantha - posted on 07/10/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am 24 years old and have one son (age 3). My sons father and I just got married March 15 of this year. We definitely want to have at least one more child, just not sure when. Financially we're not really ready for another child and we know that, but we will definitely have another. My problem is that every single time I see my stepmother she takes jabs at me as to why we should not have any more children and how one is plenty. It instantly angers me and all I want to do is snap at her. But she has been a great mother to me and I respect her. I listen to everything she has to say, but all of her reasons are selfish and demeaning. Saying I will miss everything with my son if we have any more, or saying my son wouldn't be loved the same and wont get the same, constant attention he gets now. What also enrages me is my step-brother, her blood son, had his first when they were 17 and continued to have 2 more over the next 3 years. It was rough on my brother and his now wife, but they had my stepmothers support 100%. She never said these things to my brother and I have reached my breaking point with her opinions on my life. How can I get her to stop saying these things to me? She will not change my mind, and I feel like it's hurting our relationship. What can I say to her to make her realize she has no say in our life?