hi this is my first time on here and i need help. I am almost 25 years old and I have been married for nearly 4 years. My husband had a daughter when I married him. at the time, she was a year and a half old and lived primarily with her mother. in 06, we left california and moved to texas. MY step daughter stayed with her mother in cali. After we moved her mother cut off all contact with my husband and we heard nothing from her again until....FAST FORWARD... in jan 08, my hubbyleft on his 4th deployment was to last for a year. in July, i got a call from his ex saying she wouldnt/couldnt handle my step daughter anymore and that we needed to come and get her. I made the flight to get her...brought her back to our house, and began to take care of her. In nov. my hubby returned home...december we moved to colorado and began court procedings for custody. at this time, her mother has given us primary physical custody. I love my step daughter very much and have been striving to give her every opprotunity in life. She seems to have no emotions whatsoever. When santa came, there wasnt even a yelp of suprise or glee...jsut walked down the stairs and started playing with the toys...i was in shock..she breaks my things, her things, kicks and hits my cat and dog, doesnt follow directions, and is still having trouble controlling her bowels and bladder. I notice it more when shes angry with me...she will defecate in her panties when I dont do what she wants me to when she wants me to. I feel so over whelmed. what can i do?? i have taken her to counselling, doctors, tried to sit and talk with her, tried treats, bribes whatever you want to call it...i just am at a loss for what to do next please help me!!!!
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