Tina - posted on 06/08/2016 ( 13 moms have responded )
My husband and I have been married for almost 2 years. He and his wife were divorced for 5 years before we met. He has two children, and I have never had children. I am 48 and he is 44; the children are a girl, 10 and a boy 12. I get along great with the boy. If I have to fuss at him over behavior, he has a great attitude and moves on with me. The girl is another story. She is my husband's favorite child and he has admitted it to me. She is conniving and manipulative, and she tells lies and half truths. My husband believes every word she says. She is constantly doing things to get my stepson in trouble. When I mention her behavior to my husband, he 1) doesn't want to talk about it, 2) tells me she's just a kid, and 3) says he will speak with her and doesn't or when he does, believes what ever she says. I love my husband so much and I waited my whole life to meet a wonderful man. Part of the reason I fell in love with him was how much I saw that he loves his children. I am a high school teacher and I know when our stepdaughter grows up she will be a nightmare. I don't know what to do, and I am terrified of ruining our relationship. BTW, she treats her mother the same way. What do I do? Please help!