I've known my SD since she was 5 months old. My DH and I were friends before we dated. His relationship with the baby mama is strained and unfortunately she uses her daughter as leverage. If baby mama is mad we don't get to see SD. She just turned 3 and we have consistently had her every weekend for several months now. I always thought that I would grow closer to her as our time together became steady, but I haven't. I have two boys of my own and I don't love SD like I love them. I care about her and always try to give her my best, but I find myself more easily annoyed by her and at times I'm forcing myself to have a connection with her. I'm heartbroken, and my DH has started accusing me of not caring about her, which doesn't want to make me try harder. I'm terrified she will grow up thinking I don't care about her and feel uncomfortable at our house. I feel like the worst step-mom ever :( can anyone relate????
on Mar. 20, 2013 at 10:58 PM