Stefanie - posted on 04/12/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi everyone, from Syd Australia. Joined the the moral support I'm lacking as a stepmum. I have a 2.5 year old daughter and a 5 year old stepson who lives with his mum, and stays with us overnight once a weekend.
His mum is not fond of me, has been openly hostile to me and has no interest in accepting me or working together for her son's benefit. In all honesty, I'm not enjoying the stepmum gig anymore.. It's hard and unrewarding. I love my stepson as if he was my own and give him everything I give my daughter - love, affection, rules, spend money and time etc.
But it seems that as he's getting older (turning 6 soon) he must be over hearing things at home, because he will often tell me of his own accord that his mum doesnt like me. I have no idea what to respond when he tells me that, I just say 'I don't mind, I'll still be kind to her', even though I want to rip her hair out for being such a stupid immature woman. By the way, I'm 26 and shes mid 30's so it should be her leading by example here not the other way around.
Does anyone have any advice for me? Feeling down in the dumps about it all.