I am so relieved to read these posts. I really struggle with my stepson. He doesn't help around the house, no social skills, poor personal hygiene and has zero interest in anything except computer games (which he is completely addicted to) and watching gamers on YT. My worst fear is that when he finishes school (he's 13) the situation won't improve. I never wanted children, my partner knows that but I really tried, I wanted to have a relationship with but I can form no common ground with him and now I have given up. He now lives with us full time (bio mother doesn't want him) and the only respite I used to get from him when I went to work everyday is now gone because of COVID. I really love my partner but I just don't know how much longer I can go on living like this.
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