Ever seen the movie 'Step-Mom' ? Well....
Well, the movie is just that. It's a movie. Yes, they show the rebellious daughter that doesn't accept the new woman in her father's life, but they fail to capture so much. I am engaged to the love of my life. He has a 3 year old from a previous relationship and I still can't seem to find my footing. Perhaps it's my hectic work life and planning a wedding but my anger and resentment continues to grow towards this beautiful little girl! Is it jealousy? Spite, perhaps? I just can't understand. We have an absolutely perfect relationship, and then come the 2 weeks that SD3 spends with us. Whether we're fighting over her finishing her food (because her family lets her eat junk and not actual meals) or if she's squeezing between my fiance and I while we hug, I STAY ANGRY. It is so unfair to him, as I take it out on him, rather than the child. She infuriates me just with her existence at times, we have our tender moments, as well. Little things such as lying with my head on his lap while watching tv, then she comes downstairs pulls me away from him and lies down in the same form and puts her hair out for him to play with like he was doing mine! It was completely absurd to me! I tend to keep away from my own house as much as possible when she's visiting solely to steer clear of his constant 'baby-ing' of her and her looks of complete attitude towards me. A look that I know all too well from the BM.... Ugh, please someone.. anyone, tell me I am not alone.
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