Step child troubles

Lisa - posted on 04/13/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone!!!! I guess I need to vent a bit about my almost 17 year old step daughter.. Her father divorced her mom when she was 2 & soon after married me. Things were turbulent between the x & him for years.. This child has been babied on both sides of the family ever since & therefore- used every excuse in the book for her actions on up til now. It's been a long15 years with all the drama, let me tell you!!! We have tried everything to try to teach her right from wrong, but she does not care! She continues to do the same things over & over & it drives us nuts!!! It's to the point that my husband & I are fighting over it. Yesterday, they talked about an issue that happened & low & behold, she twisted words & blamed it all on me! What's so sad is that he thought he had made progress with her & she opened up.. (She's deceitful & secretive) I love my husband very much, but the disrespect from this child is her way of trying to get him on her side. Don't get me wrong, I have tried for YEARS to help her with everything in life & make a great bond.. Her mom is not in the picture & hasn't been for years. We don't know what to do because she doesn't do anything socially, mopes around the house, doesn't date or invite friends over. I needed to vent. Maybe you all can help somehow.

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