Yvonne - posted on 09/21/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Bad divorce situation, biomother issues, etc. My husband's daughter is 17 and came to live with us in the past year. She is doing great (until biomom enters picture) but I have noticed she seems stuck in her relationship with her dad to about the age he left the marriage. Her biomom has always wanted to be her girlfriend and promoted a lifestye of such and her dad sees her as a child who was robbed of being a child by the mother's behavior. So here I have this child who is flip flopping depending on which parent she is dealing with. When with mom, she wants to go partying etc. with dad she wants his little girl approval. She recently drew him some pictures for his 60th birthday coming up and they look like they are out of a little child's coloring book. This is not good. How can I handle this without being critical. I did share my views of this with her dad. It is really sad that she just has no idea of what a family is all about. How can I help her dad and her have an age appropriate relationship.