Need help!! My step daughter has physically threatened me!

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Registered: 03-09-2012
Need help!! My step daughter has physically threatened me!
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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 11:07am

My husband and I married 3 years ago-we were both divorced. I have two children that moved in with me when we married-he has two children that were already grown and moved out. He and his ex had been divorced 3 years when we met. My problem is his daughter. She has never gotten over their divorce. She hasn't talked TO her dad since we got engaged-(however she has done plenty of talking about him-to everybody!) She never acceppted thei divorce and has surely not accepted me. She has bad mouthed me, my kids, down to our dog!

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Registered: 11-13-2008
I would just completely ignore her, because you can't control her behavior. I agree that the people in your town know exactly what she's like, so don't let her comments about you make you feel bad at all. She sounds like a child having a major temper tantrum because she didn't get her way. People do see that.

You should document any times that you tailgates you, or harasses you in any manner. Although the police say they can't do anything, if you could show that it's happening consistently and you feel threatened, there might be some legal route you could go. Block her from your Facebook and any other types of communication, and your husband needs to stay away also. The last thing you need is for her to call the police and say that he threatened her.

(((HUGS))) I wish I had more to offer in the way of advice. It's pretty sad when an adult acts this way.