I love my partner of 2 years very deeply, he's the love of my life in fact. The trouble is he has a son of 5 who drives me nuts. My son is 6 and is completly different. I know kids are never the same, but i expect levels of discipline, attitude and respect...and i'm not getting them. He takes delight in being naughty, he's rude, nasty, bad tempered, argumentative and doesn't ever shut up!! I never wanted to feel this way, but i'm questioning whether i can stay with his dad, as i can't stand the boy. My partner cannot see the issues. He smiles and saysAnswer Question
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I think it is important to go see a private counselor to explore weather or not your feelings toward your step son are reasonable or if perhaps they are just adjustment issues. It is true that every child is different and every parent also has their own ideas about what level of mischief is tolerable. Some parents are more permissive than others. It is not the fault of the child if boundaries have not been set firmly and consistently. I'm not saying it is the fault of his parents. It could also be your step son could be living with something like ADHD or an anxiety disorder which sometimes gets worse when families are newly blended. If I truly loved my husband and respected him...I would be honest. Blending our families was harder than I anticipated and I need some assistance. First a few sessions on my own, then with my husband, and finaly some family therapy. That is if I really wanted my marriage to work.
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