11-30-2022 07:02 PM - edited 11-30-2022 08:38 PM
11-30-2022 11:25 PM
12-01-2022 06:41 PM
Hi @Sadandlost and Welcome to our Online community!
Thank you for sharing a little bit about your situation with us. It sounds like it has been both an exciting and challenging time for you and your family. Exciting in the sense that you are working towards the next step in your relationship, but challenging in that you are now having to balance all these additional feelings. It really does sound like a lot to be dealing with right now.
After reading your post, I am wondering what your relationship was like with your daughter, prior to the news of your partner and their children moving in? You mentioned that you have tried speaking to her, so I was just wondering if she was able to share some of these concerns with you or whether she might be open to sharing more about what you could do to help her?
If you are interested in having a bit of a read, The Raising Children's Network have a number of articles on Blended families, building strong relationships and also Setting rules and boundaries in blended families. I wonder if maybe they might be able to give you some idea on things you could try. Do you think they might be helpful at all?
I am also wondering how you are taking care of yourself? With so much going on right now, I want to remind you that you're important too.
We are all here for you.
P.s Just a little note to let you know that I moved your post as I felt that it deserved a space for itself and would be easier to find by other community members.
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