Hi ladies, I'm new to the group so bear with me ;-). I have a 12 yo stepson that lives with us. His mother is sporadically in the picture. My husband and I have been married for 1.5 years and together for 3.5. I just gave birth to my first child a year ago. I am having the most difficult time with this blended family situation. It has caused me to take time off work and seek counseling. Which is out of character for me. I am a professional woman with a successful career but this has brought me to my knees. It is a constant struggle between my husband and I and is causing marital problems. I am having respect and discipline issues with my stepson (lying and talking back) and my husband doesn't back me up. He simply overindulges the child with gifts and expensive shoes. Had I known that coping with this situation and trying to find it in my heart to love a stepchild would be this difficult for me I would have never married my husband. Now I feel trapped in my own home. Please share any success stories or words of encouragement. TIA!
on Jan. 19, 2014 at 2:26 PM