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I have a 12 year old step son (S) who has recently been kicked out of his mom's house and is now living with us full time. At first she said she just needed a break from him, but now she says she doesn't want him back. (She has kept the 10 year old son with her).
S does have some issues. He is on Vyvanse for ADHD and Risperidol for mood stabilizer. When he has a bad day, he throws things around and disrupts the whole house to let everyone know he's angry. I'm afraid to ask him to help out around the house like the other kids, just so I can keep the peace.
Lately, I'm finding it harder and harder to deal with to where I don't even want to go home after work. I'm starting to feel claustrophobic in my own living room because DH has taken his TV & games out of his room, so he's always watching stuff with us. I feel like the most horrible step mom in the world because I just want him to go away for awhile. I'm sick of catering to him on the chance that he'll throw a tantrum worse than my younger kids. And above all, I don't want the kids to witness that behavior. I keep telling myself that he's just a kid and is acting out because he's hurt, but I find that I've been going to bed earlier and earlier just to avoid him & feel like a prisoner in my own house.
I guess I don't know what the question is, but just needed to vent. Have any of you been in a similar situation?
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