I absolutly with all my heart dislike my step dad. Long story and don't feel like explaining, but I have told him that I will not have contact with him and he will not EVER see me again. He's just not very nice and I refuse to put myself around him when I know I will only be hurt afterwards. Him and my mom have been together for six years (married for one) and since they've gotten together we have had tons of ups and downs and I refuse to try to fix it anymore. Now I refuse to go to family functions because I cannot stand him AT ALL. I feel very bad because my mother is in the middle, but she puts him first no matter what so I feel like since she doesn't take up for me EVER that it's partly her fault to. I just need advice, I am so stressed and I feel it's affecting my ability to take care of my child on my own. My MIL and FIL help me out tremendoulsy but I just feel like it's not their place and I should be doing it myself. Anyone ever been in a situation like this?