First, I am not exactly in a step-family situation yet though it is basically there. I have been separated over a year and divorced for about 8 months. My 4 children live with their mother and I see them tuesday evenings, over night Thursdays, and alternate weekends. My girlfriend has two girls tht visit their father wednesday evenings and alternate weekends. My girlfriend and her girls have pretty much been living with me since the begining of July and we have all the kids on the same weekend. My kids are Boy (14) Girl(10) Boy(5) Girl (4), Her girls are 14 and 11. Everyone seems to be getting along great except for my 10 year old. She is being nasty, mean, bossy and sneaky. She had both of my girlfriend's girls basically in tears and hiding in their room this weekend and I had to talk to her at least once a day about treating others the way she wants to be treated. But she not only is mean to the new girls, she is mean to her little siblings. When I correct her she always makes the excuse that she is used to being bullied or something else equally lame. My girlfriend's girls have been bending over backwards to get along with her but everytime, she basically finds a way to turn around and do something hurtful and call them names or whatever. The girls and my GF did not do anything to her to deserve this treatment. I mean it was my EX that initiated the divorce because she was having an affair. My gF and her girls came about after the divorce was final. I am at my wits end trying to get through to her. It has gotten to the point where my GF has told her girls just not to play with her and ignore her. I really just want everyone to get along and have a mostly peaceful home where everyone can feel safe and comfortable. I love my Daughter, but can't stand her behavior and it hurts to hear what she is doing and how she is treating the girls.
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