That being said here goes nothing. My step son was neglected emotionally by his real mo, she did drugs after he was born, would forget to feed him, only changed his diaper when it was soaked, she didnt play with love hug or show any affection. Thank god my now husband began to notice things werent right ( he worked all day ) and he threw her out and got a divorce, she sence moved and my step son has not seen her in 5 years, he is now only 6. Because of all that happened he has some attachment issues and other undiagnosed problems. He doesnt like me, i think. He wont look at me, or talk to me, wont eat for me, get dressed or brush his teath, he crys to his dad to feed cloth and do all things for him, he clings to him more than normal (ae, cant eat dinner without touching his dads arm non stop) so anyway long story short, does anyone have a step child suffering from long term effects of neglect as an infant? Does anything help? I want to be closer with my step son but i cant even stand in the same room with him because he will leave. I feel horrible and heart broken.
Please no bashing, i am not abusive or neglectful.