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Estranged and Wow

ICanMakeIt's picture

DH has an estranged older SK with children he has never met (6 yrs old and under ).for Clairity  never met the grandkids.

His oldest SK (who is the estranged kids sibling) just relocated near us. 
There is a lot of sharing of conversations that are pissing me off. I think DH is numb to it. 

They were both estranged until about 6 yrs ago DH tried one last time reaching out to both of them. The eldest reached back. We traveled up to her area and did dinners/lunch, etc and always invited the other one. The last time was told to stop asking. 

Story time: Why some stepkids are just the worst and there is nothing you can do about it!

justmakingthebest's picture

My mom's best friend is a SM. Her and her husband got married when her SS and I were 8 (same age, grew up together). SM and Hubs are like Aunt and Uncle to me, my kids even call them that. SM never had kids of her own but is VERY successful, so is the husband. They have lived a mostly childless life besides the every other weekend that he was awarded in court. The husband retired a few years ago and they moved to a beach town and have a couple of properties that they own (their home is AMAZING!).


NotYourAverageStepMama's picture

SD's new school is definitely not as advanced as SD's last school in regards to parent portals and apps to update parent's on their children. However, the school does at least have a parent portal where the student's attendance can be seen. So far, in over a month of school SD hasn't been late once or missed a day of school. It is a miracle! Perhaps this is a sign BM is making SD's education more of a priority or perhaps BM's husband as annoying as he is, is influencing the situation with school.

The delusions continue

AlmostGone834's picture

During a discussion this morning on The Skunk Ape (BM), who is up visiting her son, I said to DH that I wonder how she can afford to take the time off from her server job (given that she is always on the verge of homelessness). He responded that she has always been very “impulsive” and that she “made a lot of really dumb decisions” so he is not surprised. He also guessed that she is likely trying to worm her work her way into moving in with her son so she can sponge off of him. 


another money question- what to do

1dad5kids's picture

Well BM has really done it this time. 

She's in arrears for SS12's swim club. So now they won't let SS12 swim- according to BM 

So DH emails the coach who gets the registrar involved and they decide that SS12 can swim as long as DH registers him under his name and takes over the financial obligations. 



Jr10's picture

Hi everyone - Just an update on my false allegations situation. I had court today. The judge basically scolded HCBM for pulling this again and dismissed the order. I am grateful and trying to celebrate the small victories. However I know that this just means more attacks are coming as HCBM was frantic after. 

I'll keep you guys posted but I wanted to thank you for your support during this!

SD almost 8 really upping her attitude

River2019's picture

My SD has never been MUCH of a problem, but I see issues budding as she grows older and kinda brattier. My struggles with her have been mostly because there were some mini wife tendencies over the years have have been toned down year by year as my DH has understood more, we have more kids, our life has grown and developed together naturally. 

Can't Win

frustratedbonusmom's picture

So SD ( 9 yo)  came to visit for the weekend, she had her crocs and pair of white tennis shoes that she brought. The white shoes were sitting on the floor and I looked down and thought to myself why did she bring her old white shoes from the summertime, when we bought her a new pair of shoes? So we took SD and my daughter to the fair, I see SD walking around with shoes untied, I said to her let me tie those for you.