Teenage SS is a Nightmare - HELP!!
New to posting here so bear with me. I have not children but am in an excellent relationship with a man who has 3 from a previous. They are all awesome but I struggle with the oldest boy on the regular. He is 16, thinks the world revolves around him and generally ignores me. He thinks his dad hung the moon which is sweet but gets annoying when I bust ass every other week to take care of him. I make his meals, do his laundry, fetch things for him from the store and clean up after him. I realize that this is general teenage behavior but the fact that he doesn’t show me any respect is getting old fast. He insists on using our bathroom which grosses me out (God knows what 16 yo boys do in the shower – bleh)! He leaves his dirty clothes on my clean floor, leaves the toilet seat up and basically trashes everything he touches. The two younger kids are kinda slobs but they love me and have fully accepted me so I let it go. I find myself looking forward to the day he moves out so that I don’t feel like I have to tip-toe around in my own house. Any insight on how to deal with this? I’ve started to wonder if I should focus on NOT caring. Maybe it will make this process easier for me.