Disrespectful Adult Step Daughters
My husband and I got married a year ago. We dated prior to that about year and half. The 2 grown step daughters were fine with me and loved that their father was happy. He had been divorced from their mother 3 years before he met me. Their mother left their father for another man. Since we've gotten married the girls ages 38 and 28 are purposely disrespectful towards me. They send holiday cards without my name on them. They don't acknowledge my birthday either or my 2 sons. They constantly bring up how unhappy thier mother is and if he doesn't respond to his ex's text or responds with a yes or no then she is calling her daughters with her feelings hurt. Then in return they call him and chew him out for hurting their mother's feelings. If my sons were disrespectfull towards him I would make them be accountable for their actions. Their ages are 25 and 13. He doesn't anymore. He tried when they first did it but they would punish him by not calling or taking his calls. I have gotten to the point that I don't ask about them or respond when he does. He just makes excuses for their behavior and tells me he can't make them be nice. I disagree! He tells me give them time and things will be okay. What do I do?