I'm a mother of three, pregnant with a fourth, and going to leave my husband
We are a very happy couple, a happy family, except on the weekends my step kids are here and then it's like I'm stressed to the max, he turns into a total jerk, and by the time everyone is in bed we're at each other's throats.
My step children are not pleasant children to be around and their presence sets the entire household into chaos. I try to be polite and cool and not let them see my frustration and they seem to see it as weakness. My husband basically lets me handle the minute to minute stuff then pops in every hour and a half to scream at everyone then goes back to doing whatever. They won't listen, everything I say they argue, they are constantly demanding things of me; it's the same shit every single weekend I'm a broken record and it never makes a dent in their little hard heads. I've never met children like them... they have no fears whatsoever- in public they'll run off by themselves with no concept that it's not ok or dangerous even after being told time after time, I can't play outside with them because they won't listen and well just run off and do whatever they want. My step daughter steals from us constantly, tonight I find her sticking the kitten she begged for up to the heater. A couple weeks ago my step son busted out the lightbulb in my son's lamp because he was spitting on it.
I'm at my wits end and my husband's statement tonight?
"They're used to being screamed at all day every day, they don't take you seriously the way you talk to them. You're a push over. They don't respect you."
They've only been in the same state as us for the last year so they are pretty conditioned to their mom's behaviors and rules which are non-existent.
Anyone else leave a husband because you couldn't deal with the step kids?