I love being a step Mom to my step daughter she is 5, and our relationship is great. Her Mom hates me of "of course" since her daughter loves me. I have been in Isabel's life since she was 1, and I get the jealous Mom thing.. but know she is taking advantage of my hubby and how he hates to fight and wont fight, and is tell my step daughter stupid smart ass remarks that are not appropriate about me..and she tells me these things. I try not to take it personaly and I try to talk to Isabel and make it not a big deal. But what really bugs me is the husband not addressing these things...not just comments but imposing on our time or scheduling shit on our days without asking first...lots of things! I am just so not like him in these ways and it upsets me a lot.