Aaawwww, that is so sweet. I can tell you really want to get along with her. It is difficult to be in your situation, but if you both try you can build a great relationship. Building a relationship takes time. It should. She needs to earn your trust and you need to earn hers. How can you do that? Follow family rules. Be respectful of her. Apologize when you are wrong. Make sure she knows your boundaries. Follow the "Golden Rule"--you know treat others the way you would like to be treated. Do something special for her--get her something you notice she needs or clean something you normally leave messy for her to clean etc... Give yourself some time and I'm sure you will see good things happen with your relationship.
at 8:45 PM on Aug. 8, 2010