Jessica - posted on 07/27/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am new to this forum. I am in desperate need of help though. For some background: I have been with my boyfriend for 2 1/2 years. I met his kids (a son and a daughter) a couple of months after we got together. They have almost always lived with him. His son has never given me any kind of an easy time. We moved in together 2 months ago. They were aware this was happening for several months. We moved to a half way point in between our respective ex spouses homes. His son has always been disrespectful to me. After we moved in things got pretty good for a while then started to slide again. The last incident that we had occurred yesterday. His son stole money from my son as well as money out of my purse. After a long talk, he said he stole it because he was mad at his dad and me for moving and forcing him to move to his mother's house to stay in the same school. This child has had more choices than most kids of divorce that I know. His father has tried to work with him and tried to spend as much time with him as he can. Step son is the first child to get attention, get things, etc. The other kids' needs take a back seat to his on a very consistent basis. The stealing is kind of the last straw with my patience. He's being punished but this is not the first or even second stealing occurrence that has happened. I feel like no matter what I do or say, it never makes any kind of a difference. I don't know what to do. Each incident that we have with him escalates a little. Any advice would be appreciated.