Karen - posted on 11/05/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )
Please advise me on how to deal with a 17 year old Step daughter. She really hates me and her father does not see it. I can ask her something and she will go and tell him the answer without speaking to me. She will ignore me or talk down to me when he is not around. I try to treat her like i do my own kids who are of the same age. When my parents come visit she treats them so bad my parents want nothing to do with her. If we have a family gathering (wedding or birthday) she goes out of her way to make a scene. Calls her MOTHER tells her we are nothing but drunks.
My youngest is a special needs child and my step daughter is always making fun of my daughter making her cry.
I love my husband dearly but i am not sure how much longer i can deal with this child with no help from him.
Last year I took her back to school shopping cause her mom had no money. It was me no one else who took her.. she came home and hugged her dad thanked him and turned to me giving me a smirk as if to say she will never thank me for what i did for her..
Is it ok for me to tell my husband I can't and won't put up with her anymore.. That he can do everything for her from now on. And that when my parents are around I don't want her anywhere near us.