My husband has a son from a previous marriage who lives with us, we have a small boy together. I really feel like he has decided to parent this child all on his own and I am just someone else in the house. Anything I do for our child together is immediately confronted with why is his son not getting that and turns it around to playing favoritism. I understand that they must both feel like they are loved and receive equal things, but on the contrary whenever his son receives something or is treated by him he does not have the same feelings for ours? I really don't know what to do? I just wish it was the same for both situations but everything always turns out to be about his son. He is raising him to feel like he has been deprived and is left behind in life as he is constantly looking to overprotect him and he is so defensive about him.
He doesn't even let me be a parent to his son. He constantly rolls his eyes whenever I try to parent his boy, and disagrees and defies me even in front of his son. It's really hard and makes me feel like I am a nobody. But he doesn't do that with our son together, it's almost as if we are in two families. Has anyone been or seen someone in the same situation, any thoughts or advice will be helpful?
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