Hi @amrirod, it sucks to hear about what you have been going through lately. It sounds like a really tough situation to be in as it is your stepson that has been having some behavioural issues. Sounds like your stepson really cares about his mother and father and wants to spend as much time with them as possible. It also sounds like things could be quite confusing for him as his mother has been in and out of his life at times. Does he see any professionals that can provide support to him throughout this?
It also sounds like things are taking a toll on you too as you mentioned you are starting to resent your stepson. Do you have any professional supports around you that you can talk to about how you are feeling?
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Hi @sadmom1, it is great that you find the support here really valuable. We love having your apart of our forums. I am sorry to hear that your eldest son was the target of abuse from your ex. It must have been a really tricky situation for him to try and navigate. It is great that your eldest son can confide in your youngest son though - it is important to have a great support network. Hopefully he is able to engage in therapy when he feels ready. It also must be hard for your family to deal with your ex reaching out again. This is where boundaries can definitely be tested and it can add a lot of pressure and stress.. especially at this time of year. How do you find yourself managing this kind of behaviour? It must be really challenging.
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