I'm not sure if this is appropriate for me to post on this forum. If it is not, I apologize. If it is, I would love to hear any input you care to give!
My husband and I have been married for 5 months today. He has two teenagers, still in high school. I have two teenagers...one in collge and one in middle school. I am a widow and before my husband died, we relocated here; we have no family here. My husband grew up in this area, is divorced and has all his family here and their children have all their family. His ex-wife is in, I guess what you would call a marriage (another story for another forum).
My husband is a wonderful man but I am feeling like that his children and what they need and where they need to go come ahead of mine. I am a home childcare provider so I have NO flexibility when it comes to appointments during the day. When I was alone, I was the queen of getting my kids where they needed to go...because I knew that I had no help and I HAD to do it on my own. I will say that my son was a big help too but now he's away at college.
I have been trying to get my daughter into the orthodontist and the eye doctor for two weeks. My husband says that he will help me. But the minute he does, one of his kids need something and the heck with my kid. His daughter has been sick for two weeks. Couldn't her mother take her? No! Couldn't one of the many grandparents or aunts and uncles take her? No! Couldn't someone else pick his son up from football practice? No. My daughter will also be starting Jazz Ensemble which is an after school activity...no idea how I am going to get her picked up (my son did it last year).
Have any of you been though anything like this? I feel like I am drowning without a life raft in sight!
*~*Julie in Ohio*~*