Despite the cards and flowers stepmothers face these daunting issues.
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Some Issues and Complaints
The Stepmother may say:
- "It’s Mothers' Day and little to no thanks for what I do
- "He's asked me to take the kids and get a present for Her
- "What is my role in this family?
- "I thought it might be hard, but not this hard!
- "He won't discipline his kids
- "My dilemma... discipline or not to discipline.
- "Who comes first?
- "Everyone in his life, his kids, his former wife, and his business, comes before me.
- "His ex calls and he jumps to her commands It seems as though she has more influence on him than anybody.
- "My money goes to support this family because his money goes to take care of the ex and the kids.
- "When his children come over we have no sex life.
- "I think I'm becoming the "cruel stepmother."