My Stepchildren Hate Me!

My Stepchildren Hate Me!

Dear Robin:

I’ve been married for 3 years and while I love my husband very much, we struggle with my relationship with his children.  They are 12 and 15 and live mostly with their mom but stay with us every other weekend.  My son lives with us, he is 9.

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He Keeps Threatening Divorce (Freshly Pressed AskDesCamp!)

Dear Robin:

I consider myself happily married (second for us both) with the exception of occasional complications of our “blended family.”  My husband and I have very different perspectives on how those issues should be handled and whenever they come up there is stress in the marriage.

That’s no big deal because I know there’s no such thing as a perfect marriage. My problem is several times when we discuss or argue over this matter my husband has threatened me with divorce.  

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Robin: I’ve Tried it Your Way!

Dear Robin:

I am a divorced mom with twins off to college in the fall.

My divorce was awful and I have tried for years to have a better relationship with my ex-husband. I have actually sent him things you have written about blended and reorganized families and how much healthier it is for everyone to get along.

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Fighting Over the Family Jewels

Dear Robin:

My mother died 2 years ago after a year-long battle with cancer. My father remarried (Marie) last month but that’s not my issue.

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