Did I make a mistake?
How many times have you questioned what the heck you were thinking, getting involved with someone with kids? I did a lot when my wife and I got together. My skids were 2 and 6 at that time, now they are 17 and 21. While I was never able to fully accept them as mine, I did my best to make their lives better, and I care for them.
So we have been having major issues with my sd. She is 17 and has been having some behavioral issues for a couple years now. Started drinking and smoking pot, then skipping classes, now she's totally dropped out of school and hanging with the wrong crowd. Yesterday we got a call from the police to come pick her up because she was caught shoplifting. Well I kind of lost my shit on her, not physically, but verbally. The problem is she looks at me with hate in her eyes. It breaks my heart because I made real sacrifices for my skids and while I'm not going to win any parenting awards, I know I made their lives better.