Feelings of resentment or regret?
Do your stepchildren ever make you feel resentment towards your spouse? Do they ever make you regret choosing their father or mother as a partner?
Mine does. The older my stepchild gets, the more I wish that I never made this choice. I know that I sound like a complete b****, but I really hate who this kid is growing up to be. I just cannot fathom having to deal with her for another few years, but we have FULL CUSTODY and her mother lives out of state and doesn’t want to see her more than just a few weeks out of the year. She doesn’t have a stable job, a stable home, or a vehicle and she has a bunch of drama with her other child’s father. Basically, I’m stuck dealing with her daughter because she doesn’t want to and she never has (she left when my stepchild was a baby).
I hate feeling so much resentment and regret. It’s interfering with my marriage, but I don’t know how to make those feelings go away when the problem is right here, all the time, not going anywhere any time soon.