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I've been reading some blogs and forum posts. And my head is about to explode.
So many of us here in StepTalk have the same story. "He treats me like a babysitter." "The SKids are disrespectful." "I do everything; but he won't support my authority." yadda yadda yadda.
As you read deeper into the situation you can see definate signs of emotional, if not physical abuse. Yet, she stays. "But I have babies." "But I love him." "But he's a good man." "But, I can't afford to live on my own." But But But.
Sometimes I just want to collectively gather us up and give us a solid shake.
STOP IT! STOP! Damn.
Disengage if he won't step up. You aren't the parent. If you don't want to be the parent...don't be.
If he is abusing you, get the EFF out. Your kids will be worse in the situation than out.
Sorry. I mean. We all give the same advice over and over and over and over. And yet, it seems to land on deaf ears.