My daughter had an 'accident' 20 years ago and presented me with a gorgeous baby girl. Both daughter and child lived with me for many years after, so that the child became more like another daughter.
Happily, my daughter found a nice chap and married him, so house emptied. Not six months later, daughter asks tearfully if the girl can come back to live with me, as stepfather and child at war!
Hey ho. Molly moves back in. I don't know what those six months did to her, or whether she just hit an awkward time of life - 18 years old. Frankly, I am not surprised the stepfather didn't want her around. Belligerant, mouthy, rude, messy (so messy!) opinionated like the whole world is wrong and against her.
I have done my best to ride this storm for the past six months, but it is pretty wearing. I feel sorry for her being unable to stay with the mother she loves, and the new baby sister that she adores, and I try to help her visit as much as she can. But I am not sorry for her when she is ranting about things that I do not understand, and being treated like a daft old woman when I express my confusion.
I am really beginning to wish she would move out and leave me alone, and I hate myself for feeling that way towards her.
Suggestions on how to deal with this, please?
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