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Hello from Australia

kiwihelenm's picture


Am scrambling around on the world wide web thingy (lol) but seriously can't find any local forums for my issues with my two adult step daughters. Or, better put, the issues they have with me.

Can anyone here help me start off this discussion as not really sure how to go about it



AlmostGone83's picture

Hi Helen, there are people from all over the world on this forum and several members are from Australia. Welcome! 

hereiam's picture


Just give us a little background information and what is currently going on with your adult step daughters.

How long have you been married? How old are these step daughters? What are their issues?

Evil3's picture

You can start with whatever you want. You can give a background or start off with something that happened five minutes ago. Whatever you want. Don't worry about writing a brilliant piece of work. This is a venting site. You can ramble, sound disjointed, go off on a tangent. It's all good. We get it.

A lot of us on here have mini-wives. Maybe search this site for "mini-wife syndrome" "mini-wife," "relational agression," "disneyland dad," and whatever other terms you want. It helps to read up on here to see that you're not crazy and you are not alone.


somethingwicked's picture

Welcome to ST!

So very sorry about the awful fires in your country. I hope you didn't have to experience any trauma or loss associated with it.

Write away. You are among your StepHell peers.

sandye21's picture

You have come to the right place.  Read some of the past posts to get a feel for the site and t gain understanding on the REAL problem, that in most cases revolves around the way your Husband deals with the situation.

Hope all of the destructive fires and floods have abated.

2Tired4Drama's picture

Visited your fair lands last year and fell in LOVE with Oz!  

Others have given some good advice.  You can post as much or as little as you like, although suggest you refrain from using anything too personal like real names, locations, etc.  

Also, be aware that there are people who join this site for no other reason than to give stepparents a hard time.  Many of them are NOT stepparents themselves and are probably frustrated stepkids disguising themselves to try and stir up trouble, make posters feel bad or doubt their experiences/feelings.  You will see how they operate soon enough.  My advice is ignore them.