Dealing with rejection from young step-kids
I'm new to step parenting (7 months in). I live with my fiance and my step daughter who is 2. She (step daughter) lives with us 5 days a week and with her dad 2 days a week. Sometimes i feel like we are bonding, that she appreciates that I bathe, feed, play and generally look after her...but then it becomes clear that really i'll always be third best behind her mum and then her dad, even though he doesn't see her very much. I picked her up from nursery yesterday and in front of a load of real parents she screamed DADDY and struggled to get away from me, it was embarrassing and i'm ashamed to say really hurtful. My fiance wants me to love her, but I'm really struggling to. Just want to know if anyone else has experienced anything similar.
Thanks for your time