I HATE my stepkid. The end.
I haven't posted in a very long time / took a break from the internet and forums because I felt like the negativity and reality was sucking me down into a dark place.
That said, I just loathe my stepkid. I hate being a stepmom and I wish upon all wishes I could've met my husband before he had a child with his ex. Everything about my SK complicates everything... and after years it's only seemed to get worse.
I don't even need to get into the details, you guys already know all of it. Disrespect, enmeshment, attitudes, lack of privacy, etc. It makes being a step parent almost not even worth it because of all you have to give up. Even disengaging comes with its own set of f%#}ing strings attached that you have to maneuver.
I've been a stepmom now for a while, 7 or so years. I used to frequent this forum constantly and think "that'll never be me. I'll never be this disgusted BY A CHILD"
So here I am, eating crow. Because I'm definitely at that level now and everyone warned me.