Today is my first time here! I have been browsing the posts & gaining new information & knowledge. It's comforting to see so many others with the same thoughts, concerns, stressors & goals.
I have a wonderful fiancé that is on board with making the most of our blended family of 5 children, 8,9,10,12,13. He's very supportive & we parent with similar style.
We are currently battling his 13 yo daughter who not only is trying to be her mothers best friend, but going through puberty. She is such a disrespectful little girl, we are really struggling. We have been together for 2 years, & it seems to be getting worse.
Her jealousy over me & my 2 daughters, 9&10, is overwhelming. I think she could be a sweet girl if she knew we weren't replacing anyone & no need to compete for her daddy's love.....he has plenty for us all. We are simply 3 extra people in her life here to love her.
Thank you for allowing me to stalk this board the last few hours! I hope to gain some insightful, first-hand information to make our blended family functional.