Is It Time to Just Let Go?
I've always believed that you should never give up on your children, and never give up on having a good relationship with them. But having now lived in a situation with adult stepchildren who are rude, ungrateful, disrespectful and even mean toward their father, I'm starting to have a different attitude. These are adults in their late 20's and early 30's. I've lived with this for over 10 years. I've tried EVERYTHING. I've listened to my friends and most of all listened to God and tried to be patient. But I have to be honest, I'm tired and I'm done. I am the one who has been convincing my husband not to give up, to give it another try, to make another call, send another gift, be the bigger person. But now I just want to tell him to forget it, because it's not working. I can't stand to see him sad about it anymore. I would never tell him what to do, or interfere with what he wanted, but I personally cannot make an effort anymore. What do you think? Would you give up?