Resenting SD, jealousy?
I sure am glad I found this place. I'm getting married in less than two months to my wonderful fiance who has a 6 year old. The six year old is a bit spoiled emotionally, but she's a really well-behaved young lady who is very sweet and kind. We've definitely had some minor growing pains, mostly with "I'm gonna go ask my Mom" if she doesnt like the answer she gets from me. Her Mom is very supportive of me and our relationship and has been amazing in this learning process.
The Issue: The honeymoon phase is wearing off from my fiance and I, and we kind of live in the day-to-day buzz. There are fewer constant texts, less time spent cuddling and being hyper-romantic. I know she loves me, but she's been married before and I have not. Settling in to family life is natural for her, and I'm a total romantic. Lately, I've found myself resenting my SD because of the attention and consideration she receives. I KNOW in my mind that this is how it SHOULD be, but I still let myself get a little sullen because I get jealous of the daughter.
Is this normal? I adore my soon-to-be SD, she's with us full-time, and I love being a Dad. I guess I just didn't anticipate the honeymoon phase ending and settling into a different routine and level of attention so quickly.