The TV series FAMILY is never fun.
Often, we don’t know how to deal with the problems our family members present and end up in a bitter fight.
Families are even more complicated when parents and stepchildren are involved.
A 36-year-old woman shared a negative experience she recently had with her husband Jon and his young daughter.
Post to Reddit, she began: “Jon has a 13-year-old daughter, Grace, from a previous relationship.”
The woman explained that although Jon and Grace’s mother, Jon, had no formal agreement on legal custody of the children, they had agreed that Grace would live with her father as full time as she wanted. .
Grace only really sees her mother on special occasions when the whole family gets together, she said.
“Jon has been on a business trip for about a week recently.
“He asked if I could watch Grace and I said I really didn’t want to. He said I don’t need to worry and just make sure she’s home every night and help her if there’s a problem.”
Jon assures his wife that Grace is very independent and knows how to take care of herself.
“I kept saying I didn’t want to but I really didn’t have a choice, so I reluctantly agreed.”
Their first day goes well until they run into an unexpected problem: Grace wants the woman to drive her to a nearby trail to walk the dog.
“I asked why she couldn’t walk down the street, and she said it wasn’t safe and her father didn’t want her to.
“I told her she could either walk down the street, not walk the dog, or I could take her home to her birth mother until Jon came back.”
The child became annoyed, wondering why his stepmother couldn’t take the short, five-minute drive to the trailhead.
Grace accused the woman of being “deliberately unhelpful.”
“I told her I wouldn’t be able to stand being talked to like that, so I called her mother and took her to her house.”
However, when Jon heard about this, he was furious.
“He said I was being reckless with his baby and that he didn’t want Grace to go home to his birth mother without his knowledge and have a way of contacting him to pick him up all the time.
“I told him he was overreacting and it was clear that Grace was fine.”
The worried father rushed to pick up his daughter and luckily, everything was fine with her.
“Jon is still very upset with me but I don’t think I did anything wrong – I just dropped Grace at the home of a known and trusted adult when I couldn’t take care of her.”
However, the woman asked the Reddit community what they thought.
Contrary to what she had hoped for, most readers assumed she was mistaken.
One user commented: “[You’re] definitely play the role of the evil stepmother well. All this fuss within a 5 minute drive. [Everyone sucks here] except for Grace. “
Another felt the woman was being callous to the child: “Yes, if you decide to marry someone with children, you are taking on the role of a parent.
“You can’t shirk responsibility because you don’t feel like it. A stepdaughter can talk to [the stepmother] however she likes it because it’s obvious [the stepmother] do not respect or care for her. “
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