So I have a stepdaughter whom I've helped raise for the past 9 yrs. My husband and I have week on week off custody but it is more full time for me and it always has been. As my step daughter has gotten older we have had our share of disagreements and fights. My stepdaughter and her real mom really make me feel used. : (. For instance, they are super sweet and informative when they need me or want something and then when they are done w/me the lack of communication and disrespect for me, my feeling, and time are totally disregarded. Because my husband and I have a yours, mine, and ours family I feel obligated to put up with a lot since the rest of her siblings are carefully watching, listening, and learning from me. My husband and I have a lot of disagreements when I express to him how his daughter and her mom make me feel. He thinks I'm nagging him for the way they treat me and gets upset when I'm really just venting to him! So today is Mother's Day and after all I have endured, sacrificed, forgiven, nurtured with him and his daughter and his x-girlfriend. All I got from my stepdaughter today was a txt message saying "Happy Mother's Day". I guess I just felt hurt and disappointed that she couldn't take 1min out of her day to call me and actually wish me Happy Mother's Day on the phone. I even went to buy her real mom a cake and a card for her so she would see the goodness in my heart. I don't know....maybe I just should expect anything from her? Its hard not to get hurt when everything is expected from me and given to her.
All I Wanted WAS A REAL PHONE CALL! I didnt expect a Micheal Kors purse...lol...just a phone call!
Is that too much to ask???!!!