Step parents relationship with step children

Amy - posted on 07/19/2016 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I have been married to my husband since my oldest daughter was 13, my middle daughter was 6 and we have a daughter together.

My husband has always been a little grumpy, moody, and expected a lot from the girls. A lot of this was because of how he was raised but still no excuse.

Recently, he and I have had some difficulties and he was talking to an old high school friend without me knowing. It never got passed talking but still an utter betrayal to me and my girls.

My middle daughter, who's father has nothing to do with her and my husband raised, was furious with him. She is very quiet and reserve and completely lost it on him. Not only because of his dishonesty but she drug up feeling like she had to walk on egg shells, how they were never close and never would be, and how she would be perfectly fine with me divorcing him. This crushed my husband. He cried like a baby after that conversation when he was away from her.

He is really trying, both with me and with her but she is not very receptive. She says it's too late and that they will never be close. He and my oldest don't even speak. They have never had a good relationship and now she pretty much despises him even more now.

Is there anything that can be done to restore this relationship? Is there anything besides time and prayer that my husband and I can do to help mend this between him and her?

Thanks for any advice. God bless.

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