Psychologies Magazine 15/01/19
Help, I don't know what to do with my own step-children.
Mary Fenwick, agony aunt for Psychologies magazine, talks about this question from a reader...
I’m six years younger then my husband and I’m having issues with accepting my stepchildren. I’ve never wanted kids of my own. I’ve come to realise his children will be part of my life, and I’m slowly rewriting my future that involves them, but the youngest is badly behaved and causing a huge wedge between my husband and me. I just feel lost, I love my husband very much, but I feel like he’s stretching me thin, for a life I wasn’t really prepared for. We’ve had several discussions about what’s going on but he doesn’t seem to understand the underlying point. That it’s him I have the biggest issue with because he’s the dad.