What are different things you guys did and maybe still do to bond with your skids?
What has their treatment of you been like?
How has your relationship with them changed over the years as they've gotten older?
Did any of you end up genuinely loving your skids and did they express genuine love for you in return?
If you could go back in time, is there anything you would've done differently?
I'm a 19 year old male, I fell in love with my soul mate at 18, she has two daughters 11 and 15. I've been with her and the girls for two years now. She is 20 years older than me. I know. But we really love each other. I have come a long way, I am in a good place in the family. I love them all a lot. The youngest already calls me dad and hugs and kisses me. The eldest I feel will take years to warm up, but I will never give up on them.
I’m going to skip the history of the situation and go straight to my vent and would appreciate any feedback.
I never particularly wanted kids, but I also wasn't opposed to the concept if the timing/partner/circumstance felt right. I married my husband 3 years ago, and he has 3 kids: SD23, SS21, SD16. Within 6 months of our marriage, BM of the oldest two commmitted suicide. I met them for the first time when we flew into town the 12hrs later. It was utter chaos with gun-toting, car-stealing, hoard-cleaning, funeral-planning madness all around. When we made it through and home 2 weeks later (if that's what you can even call it...
My fiancé and I have been together three years now, we met at work and started as a fling, I was 21 when we first met. Then as time went on he saw I was pretty decent with his daughter, I honestly blame that on the fact I have 14 nieces I had to help raise, so yeah I’m okay with kids but after so long I lost traction. When we became serious I just sort of froze up and became my mother with better skin tone. I find myself always mad.
So, I have 2 boys of my own and my SS lives with us full time. I have been with his father since he was two years old. My DH and I have been married for two years. He and I have each been married twice before. He has two other children both adults. I have one adult son who is going to school and lives with us and another in high school. Though I was married before they were very short marriages and I really was a single mother for most of my son's lives. My husband did not raise his two older children and had them every weekend until they were teens.
Okay, so maybe I am being a little harsh or over reacting, but, sometimes I feel like my SD is trying to drive a wedge between me and my spouse, its like my SD wants to bicker with me and wants to make me out to be the bad guy, over little things too! I really think its a phase because she hasn't been like this until the last few months. Maybe? I don't know. Help?