No matter how hard i try i just cannot bond with my stepson! His very presence annoys me. We have him every other weekend and when that weekend is approaching I get depressed and miserable. I am actually very fortunate because he is not a bad kid. It's just his personality that drives me crazy! He whines, cries and is afraid of everything. If I even start to correct him he starts to cry! That causes a problem because it makes me even more mad when he does that so i avoid correcting him! It's so frustrating. We can't go camping, we can't go to haunted houses or to the beach because he is afraid of everything! I finally started just taking my 2 kids and it sucks because we are a split family. He and his dad stay home & we go have fun. I just have no idea what to do. I have tried to talk to my husband about it but that is a very difficult thing to do. The last thing i want to do is hurt him because that IS his child! Yet I get so irritable and depressed when he is around that sometimes I know he has to see it and he's smart enough to know why!
I'm not expecting any answers here. I just needed to vent because it's hard to vent to my friends or family about this. I dont want them to think I am some awful person because he is just a kid. Sometimes I do feel like an awful person because I AM the adult and I should be handling this better!