Do you have a step-father that you don't get along with and don't like???
July 21, 2008 1:10pm CST
Well I have a step-father for the last 15 years. Everyone in my family thought that when I would get older I would learn to like him. Well they were all wrong. To this day I just don't like the guy. He makes things very difficult and he can be very mean sometimes. He just doesn't know how to be respectful. He does not treat my mother very nice either. He annoys me and I am happiest when he is not home. You ask him a simple question but you don't get a simple answer, he will first ask you tons of questions before he would answer. He just knows exactly how to make it difficult. This is why I try not to talk to him. The worst thing is if me or my mom asks for his help he wouldn't do it as fast as if a stranger would ask for his help. The older I get the more I dislike him. Do you have a similar problem? And if you do how do you deal with it?
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
22 Jul 08
Good thing that my two step-children had nothing to say about me. We have been doing well for almost 15 years too. We are just like friends, sister-brother relationship. I don't say I am good but I mingle with them all the time that I can. I also have a son and they have good relationship with my wife. Maybe it is him that really have problems with himself. If you can ignore him, just to it. KEEP SMILING = NEIL
• United States
21 Jul 08
I don't have a step-father but my mom's ex is someone I disliked. I wasn't too happy when he was living here. He lived here for about 4 to 5 years I would say. I am very glad and a lot more happier now with live with him not living here and them split up. We always argued with each other, and it wasn't like I was trying to argue all of the time with him. He is the one who would start the arguments and then keep on. Finally I got to the point where I just walked away and went in my room and played it off even if it did bother me. He knew how to push my buttons. I don't think some people realize how difficult it is to deal with certain people like him. Whenever I would do any chore he would complain that I didn't do it right. If I didn't do a chore he was complaining that I didn't do them. Literally if I was doing the dishes, say I was putting them in the dishwasher he would say something about it. He didn't want me to use the dishwasher. Well then if I washed the dish by hand it was something about that, whether I had the water running or whether the dish is clean. It got so bad every time I did clothes he would say something about when I put the clothes detergent in the washer. I mean come on, something has simple as that let it go. Not to mention when you argued with them he never quit, I would have to be the one who just said to myself let it go and go in your room. That's only the beginning of it. He ended up using a lot of money that I put away for college for the bills because he was to lazy to work. He sat on the computer all day long doing nothing. I just hope you aren't having to deal with anything like that. Thank god, I don't really have to deal with all of that anymore. Honestly if he was still living here I would have moved out at least a year or two ago. The only thing I don't like is that my mom had a baby with him and she is having to go through some rough things with that. He isn't paying child support. Anyways I hope you can somehow learn to deal with this problem. I wish you the best If it becomes too bad maybe you should just move out. It's just a thought, something to think about. God Bless you.