I'm so stressed with my stepson


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MaryAnn - posted on 07/06/2015




Breaking things off just because of a custody change probably isnt good for anyone either.
I know youre all working on the relationship as it changes with SS, but is it possible youre neglecting either your marriage or yourself in the process?

Kim - posted on 07/06/2015




I don't know what to do anymore. Its the most difficult task I've ever taken on. SS is definitely different. He is socially awkward, horrible hygiene, disrespectful. His dad and I have been together 9 years, and we recently fulfilled dads dreams of joint custody. I just don't think it's working out for anyone. I can ignore him and just deal with him, but that's not fair to him or his dad. SS needs someone who can genuinely relate to him and likes him. He reminds me of his obnoxious mother who is also socially awkward, loud and obnoxious. I've been stepmom since he was 4, and he's never liked me, although he truly knows how to say just the right things in front of his dad and grandad, yet treats me with no respect when they're not around. I love his dad he's awesome!! But what do you do when your miserable all the time putting up with a 13 year old you really don't like. Myou husband thinks I'm a jerk when I try to talk about it. I'm too old to be so unhappy life's too short. Maybe I should leave this close to perfect guy because of his son.

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