Neeli - posted on 12/19/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi, I have been in the role of a step mom since the past 7 months. My step daughter lives with us and is 9 years old. She gets to see her mom once a week under court orders. My step daughter has behavioural problems. At times she gets very violent especially with me. This behaviour is taking a toll on me and my relationship with my husband. Although, I do get support from my husband in disciplining her and I try to leave that up to him, it is still very difficult to ignore her especially when she is trying to wind me up. all it takes for her to start throwing things at me is when i say 'no' to something she asks of me. I now do not feel physically safe with her especially when I am alone and my husband is not at home. I would like to have some advice and tips as to how do I go about trying to make it work. She has a lot of resentment towards me and now I feel resentment towards her as I cannot stand to be physically assaulted regularly.