adult stepdaughter coming home
Hello forum members,
My adult stepdaughter, age 25, is coming home for Christmas. She is a medical student, so she'll be here for a month. After all this time (I've known her since she was 6), I still dread her visits and celebrate when she leaves.
The problem is probably very similar to other stepparents. The subtle and not so subtle disrespect and "hurtful" slings, my wife backing her daughter no matter what, the division and tension in our home, and so on. I feel pretty trapped for these visits: can counseling help?
Don't want to explode on this kid. All it does is set my marriage back further and maybe that's what my stepdaughter desires (the reunion of bio-parents fantasy)?
It's hard to believe that she's almost 30 and is still pretty similar to how she acted at 12 and 13.