I am 23 years old and my husband is 31. He has 3 kids from his previous marriage and we have one on the way. I am having some serious problems with the middle child (the other 2 are fine), who is a boy and what you might call the "favorite".
He is rude, disrespectful, causes fights and is constantly being the antagoniser in ALL situations. He has said to me outright that he doesn't want his dad and I to have a baby but since we found out, he has stopped saying things like that. He is however, still fighting with his brother and sister and I am finding that I have less patience than I had before with it all.
I can feel the anxiety creeping up on me whenever they are supposed to come to our house and I'm not sure how to make that go away. My husband is wonderful and understanding when it comes to this situation and he is always trying to help me figure out how to deal with it. He is fine with me disciplining the kids as I see fit because he knows that I am not unreasonable.
I don't know how to deal with all the stress and anxiety of it all. And it can't be good for me to constantly be on edge while I am pregnant... Any helpful hints or suggestions?