Hi, I've been married only 2 months to my wonderful, caring husband. He is so good to me. My 13 year old son and 11 year old daughter LOVE him. His youngest child, 15 year old girl lives with us almost full time, visits friends on weekend. She has a Mom, my husband has been divorced from her for almost 3 years. At first I felt his daughter, "Susie" liked me. I went so out of my way to be kind and thoughtful, doing lots of little things for her. Lately she doesn't really speak to me. Over the weekend she told my husband she wants to move in w/ her Mom because she misses her friends from her old school, and feels like the odd man out here at home. She was used to being Daddy's Little Girl, the special one. Now she doesn't feel that. My husband was VERY hurt to hear this and is begging her to stay, he told me this would break his heart. I feel like this is all my fault. I feel so guilty. She and I have never had a heart to heart about any personal feelings. All of this is passed to me second hand. I know she can't stand my son, and I thought she was just a moody, UN-thankful teen. Now I feel she must resent my mere presence. I have been so upset for 2 days trying to figure out what to do. My husband wants me to focus on us, not worry about external factors, and work on not feeling this way. Can anyone relate? I don't want to live in constant fear or him "losing" her, and knowing it is because of our new family.
on Nov. 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM