I have a 6 year old stepdaughter who has been in the family since she was an infant. Her biological mother has a history of drug abuse and mental illness. She has never been a good mother, but she is currently trying to get her life together. I have always been there for my stepdaughter, even when her mom was not. My husband and I have four children together and they love their little sister very much.
Ever since my husband and I got married, we have had problems with our biological daughter acting out and being disrespectful to his other children (she’s 3 years older than them). My husband told me that he would deal with it because he didn’t want us having any more arguments about it. As time went on, he did nothing about her behavior and things just kept getting worse between us all (including our marriage).
It’s now been almost two years since we got married and things have gotten so bad that we’re thinking about divorce. We’ve tried counseling but nothing seems to work because every time we think we’re making progress with our relationship, something happens that puts everything back where it started from again — only worse! It seems like no matter what.
Last modified: November 14, 2022