What if I can't handle it?
I'm really struggling at the minute, I have been with my partner for 2 years and am very much in love with him, when we got together his daughter was 2 and a very sweet nice little girl.
She's now 4. And not a nice little girl.
I'm really struggling to try and bond with her, she's demanding, hysterical and downright mean to her Dad, I know she's only young and doesn't understand but if she doesn't get her own way she's vile, she rips my curtains out and screams for her Mum if I ask her to do the slightest thing, she whinges and moans all the time over the tiniest thing and I can't tell if it's spoilt or just because she's dealing with the fact Mummy and Daddy live apart I don't know?
I don't have my own children due to medical issues and never planned on having any but I don't feel for this girl as I think my partner feels I should?
I feel terrible but I make excuses and work overtime just so I don't have to see her, when she's at our house I make excuses to be upstairs or go out so I don't have to see her? It's awful and I want to bond but I also want her to stop being such a horrible little girl.
Is my partner and i's relationship doomed? I'd NEVER come in between him and his daughter as he dotes on her and its lovely but I genuienly can't honestly say I like this child never mind love?
Do I walk away? Or hope this is a phase?
Please don't think I'm a bad person. I'm just really struggling.