Krissy - posted on 04/29/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
I've been with my partner for 7 and a half years, when we got together his son was 3 and his daughter was 2, I met my partner because I'm good friends with his sister so I already knew the kids and we got on great, their mum was finding it difficult being a single mother so even though we had the kids at the weekend i'd help out with my step daughter during the week. We were so close and she went everywhere with me. When the kids were 4 and 5 my partner got custody of them so i became full time mum to the kids as he worked nights. A year after they came to live with us i fell pregnant with my daughter and when she was 6 months old i fell pregnant with my son. Things continued going great until recently, the kids are now 2, 4, 9 and 11 and my relationship with my step daughter has gone downhill fast in the last 6 months and i feel like i can't cope with her, she's moody, aggressive and bullies the younger children, she shouts at me a lot and cries lots too. I would really like to get back to how we used to be because I feel as though my family is falling apart, some people have said its her age or its just sibling rivalry but i can't help feeling that I've done something wrong or that she thinks that I love my own kids more than her, is any one in a similar situation or has any one got any suggestions on how to divide my time better between everyone?