I am the stepmother of a 13 year old girl and 15 year old boy. They
live with my husband and me on a half-time basis. Mostly, we get along
fine, but it hurts my feelings that I am not closer to them, as family.
I have known both of them for 2 years, but still I cannot take an
authority role with them and I feel like an “outsider” in my own home.
They are nice and polite to me, but I do not feel the “family love” I
had envisioned when I married their father. This is also the source of
many fights between my husband and me. Am I expecting too much?
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