Amanda - posted on 03/08/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
OK, my man and I have been together for six years, he he two children 11 and 14, both boys and the 11 year old is handicapped. We recently got full custody of them both. The 11 year old bring his own kind of challenges but new is not the issue right now. The 14 year old is failing school, and I'm not proud t admit but I had a very hard time in school and didn't graduate on time, but when I try to tell him that if he doesn't try he'll have a harder time. And before yousay maybe he just isn't good at school, he is very smart and when he tries he gets A's and B's. He just wants to watcxh TV and play video games. When I try to explain what I went through he doesn't believe me and gets really mouthy and mean, at first it was just please don't talk to me like that, but now it's getting really bad. Then he goes and tells everyone that I'm the one being mean and he just wants to get away from me. Now, dad of course believes his son because his son can do no wrong. But his son won't start mouthing and yelling at me til his dad is gone. Then all h**l breaks lose. Dad just tells me to lay off and leave him alone, well, when the boy tells me what he is and isn't going to do and tells me what to I get a bit upset. I try to keep my cool, but you can only do that for so long. Since dad works third shift I have to get them ready for school and take them since dads not home yet. When they don't have school its worse. I just don't know what to do, I really don't know how our relationship can handle much more, I resent his oldest so much sometimes and it really puts a wedge between me and the dad as a couple. Any advise would really be appreciated. Thank you so much.