Is it really worth it?
My husband & I have been together for 9 years and married for 7. His kids were 10 mo.(girl) & 3(boy) and mine were 22(girl) mo & 3(boy). We were awarded residential custody after she took us to court trying to take them 7 1/2 years ago. My kids are with us the majority of the time and his kids are with us about 70 percent of the time. We also share a 5 year old(girl). I am the primary caregiver to all of the children. His kids are mostly loving when they are home but when they go to their mother's they lie about things that happen here. Their mother has made two false reports claiming that I abuse her kids (it was proven that she coached the kids to lie each time)and the oldest one backs her up and lies for her. The lies are ongoing which has caused tension. She consistently lets the kids both know that she doesn't like my husband or I and and wants them to come and live with her. The kids tell her that they want to live there and that they hate me. I could understand and expect all of these issues if the kids were older when we got together, but they were all very little. I feel like giving up and divorcing my husband but I have the guilt of taking the destroying my five year old daughter's stability.