Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:00 PM on May. 3, 2011
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Answer by other_mother at 10:05 PM on May. 3, 2011
You've got some good responses already :-) For my two cents, your step daughter doesn't hate YOU personally. Don't give her behavior any power over you by interpreting it personally. She's just a kid, confused and hurting. I've raised two daughters, one who went through an eating disorder and the other who was betrayed by someone close to her. Please get counseling right away - NOW - before her feelings are solidified by the passage of time and her peers. And make sure it is family counseling, not focused around her behavior. Counseling shows that her dad is serious about you being his spouse and that he expects his daughter to accept you as FAMILY. And if you have never been a step-mother before, counseling will help YOU know what to expect and how to navigate the mine fields. You will be more confident and not as easily hurt when you understand how common the problems are that you are going through. God bless!
Answer by FromTheBackSide at 2:19 PM on Apr. 28, 2012