Step Dad - Involvement
It was my stepdaughters 16th birthday today and as she lives with her father my partner said at 6.45am this morning that she was going to call her.
However, instead of coming in to our bedroom to do it she went in to our sons room and Skyped her and as I wasn’t included I stayed where I was. Our kids went in to the room and they all sang happy birthday to her and watched her open her gifts. This really upset me as I felt excluded but when I mentioned it I was dismissed and was told that I should have just come in. I tried to explain how I felt and explained that if the shoe were on the other foot that I would haven’t acted like that but it fell on deaf ears and we just argued.
We have been together for 10 years and have 4 kids together so I just don’t understand why she wouldn’t just say “shall we call her” and then do it together as a family?
Am I right to be upset or am I overreacting?