Dr Phil show on the mini wife issue
It made a lot of sense...
When SM was asked what is the biggest problem between you and SD11:
"She sees me as her equal not as an adult/mother figure in her life...when DH and I went to Hawaii a couple months ago she asked him when he got back since, "Since you took SM to Hawaii when are you taking me?" How can you have any type of mother/daughter relationship when SD sees you as a rival?"
Dr Phil said the reasons this has happened was:
-DH has made a "companion" of his daughter and she sees the SM as an intuder
-SD is spoiled and never told "NO"
Wow I felt like that was my story right there on the TV!