I have been married for 3 years, have a 3 yo son and a 13yo stepdaughter that doesn't live with us, but who we genuinely love to spend time with.
Problem is, she's just said that she no longer wants to see us and feels that her father is a stranger to her, didn't spend any time with her when she was little and spends too much time with our son when she's visiting.
Due to many things, the mother of my stepdaughter made it hard for my husband to spend much time with his daughter when she was little, and though she believes it was my husband's choice, it wasn't. But we can't tell her that as it would be too painful for her and she wouldn't believe it.
We are going to make a concerted and sustained effort for stepdaughter to have time with just her father. I am wondering if counseling might help as well.
I was wondering if anyone has worked through similar problems and if so, what did they find useful to cope with it all??
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