I'm At My Wits End! Please Help!
I have a 13 yr old daughter from a previous marriage and have been with a man who has two daughters from a previous marriage (9 and 5) for over three years. Our relationship was wonderful for the first year and a half but has went down hill steadily since then. We married this past May. Now that you have the background let me explain to you my problem:
Ever since my husband and I bought our home and became engaged his exwife has been on the war path. She insults me, insults my biological daughter, accuses me of being mean to her children, makes up lies about things that happen when the children are with us...you name it and she's tried it! My problem is that my husband WILL NOT STAND UP TO HER! When he catches her lying he will not say anything, he wont stick up for me when she insults me and my daughter...he lets her walk all over him. He even at one point almost gave up custody of his oldest daughter to her becasue of her manipulation! We are now in the process of taking her to court for custody because she moved the kids an hour from us and wanted them to switch schools. Even with the custody battle going on her wont call her out when her behavior is harmful.
I am to the point that I am considering leaving him. I feel betrayed and am constantly sad becasue of the things she is putting us through...all of which I think would subside if he would put his foot down. Any advice???