I admit that some of my negative reaction to SD60 is due to jealousy. Yes, She's a lying, manipulative thief. But even if she were a saint, I'd still be jealous of the time, love, attention and devotion she evokes from DH84.
Well, now I'm feeling the other side. My DS57 who lives out of town was diagnosed with a colon malignancy but before they could operate, they discovered 80% artery blockage and he had a triple bypass 2 werks ago. They also found he's diabetic. Needless to say, I am worried. So, we have been talking daily and he's recovering at home from the bypass with numerous upcoming medical appiintments.
When I'm on the phone and DH84 walks by, I hear, "Its your Mom or him, when do I get attention?" and similar remarks. When he gets on the phone with DS57, I hear "mama baby". I know he's feeling he's getting less attention, probably 15 minutes daily less attention. It is so aggravating.
But, in a way, I sort of understand because I feel that loss when he interacts with SD60. I dont feel this way with his sons and he doesn't do it with my daughter. One difficult step lesson I'm still trying to learn is that our mate has the same kind of overwhelming love for their awful child as we do for our own angel. Sigh....emotions...