remarriage and a jealous stepdaughter

Amy - posted on 04/17/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am a 40 year old mom of three...ages 16, 20 and 21. I am getting remarried this week to a wonderful man, my kids are happy for us, the only problem I am having at the moment is with his daughter, who is 31, married and has a child of her own. She told her Aunt that I am driving a wedge between her and her father, I have done nothing of the sort. He spends every thursday-saturday with her and his parents while I work. What do I do about this? I feel she is being a child and not an adult. He and I are happy and I think that is driving her crazy, she doesn't work or do anything....HELP!!!

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Medic - posted on 04/17/2012

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She probably just needs time to adjust. It is hard feeling like you are losing your dad. My dad married my step mom when I was 2 and I still feel sometimes like she is driving a wedge. My dad and I actually just had this discussion. She draggs him to do everything with her boys and one of their horrid wives and I do not get to see him much although they see the kids pretty much weekly. I had to tell him that doing for me is not doing things with me. I do feel like sometimes my step mom makes it more about her kids and the wife than me and I do get upset.

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