My stepkids are driving me crazy - divided household
I am a divorced/widowed mom of twin 6 year old girls and engaged to a widower with a 7 year old boy, 13 year old girl and am 18 year old girl who doesn't live with us. I am stricter with my girls because I expect them to behave appropriately and respect others. I absolutely can not stand when my soon to be stepkids disrespect their father or each other or act like wild animals. Especially when my girls are around because I don't want them to pick up the behavior. My fiance doesn't like it either, but he is not as strict as I am and things have been this way in their household for a long time. I feel like our household is still divided because even though the rules are the same for everyone, I cannot enforce them for everybody. Sometimes I feel like moving out but I don't think that will help anyone. Not really asking for advice, unless you have some, just venting. Anyone else in the same boat?