Post # 1
I have two children from a previou marriage who are 22 & 15….I am engaged and live with my fiancee, whom my kids like…the problem is that yesterday was Thanksgiving and neither of my kids came over or even called…I am extremely hurt and upset….I called and texted both and never got a reply back…how do I deal with this..I was up all nite crying and al day crying..I am thankful for my fiance for being here with me….any advice is appreciated
Post # 3
@shelleymasters2: Being a kid of divorced (and remarried) parents is really hard. I am one. Seriously, REALLY hard.
I don’t know the background of the story but your children can be hurt for many number of reasons. I’ve done my best to have a good relationship with both of my parents, but it is not easy. Especially when the parents don’t get along and don’t make an effort to do so.
From my experience, dealing with this is hard, and requires a lot of strenght, courage and maturity, that your children might not have yet.
I’d recommend to keep trying to make things easier for them, keep showing your love, and be patient!
Hope you the best! Hold on!
Post # 4
How have you and your children handled holidays in the past few years, before and after your relationship with your fiancée? Did you have any conversations with them about coming over this Thanksgiving?
It’s not always easy knowing how to handle holidays when you’re the child of a parent who is in a new relationship and living with that person. It’s possible that they weren’t sure how to handle this situation, or even how much space you would want.
The best advice I have is to just talk to them and ask them why they didn’t come over or call. I’m not sure what else you can do right now other than that.