DH was a Stepkid with stepsibs
OK, so DH would really like for DS and SS18 and SD13 to have a good relationship. That is happening naturally for SD13 because she is here EOW.
SS18 is not ever around DS because he is not interested.
The other day I brought up to DH his childhood. He was a skid to a nice man and his mom had THREE skids to deal with in addition to her three bio children.
DH said his mom was always exceptionally fair growing up and that he had a good childhood. DH says he was OK with his step sibs. They all got along alright.
But after the death of his Stepdad long after everyone was grown and out of the house, did the skids take his mom to court and protest the will? YOU BETCHA! Does he have any contact with the stepsibs he grew up with? Nope. Nada.
He is close with his half sibs, but only now as an adult. And all are close in age.
Why is he so shocked that SS18 wants nothing to do with ds?