How to handle meeting my stepson's mother?
May 24, 2010 10:39 AM Subscribe
I am step-mother to a charming fifteen-year old. His father and I have been together for 7.5 years and we have a six-year old. My step-son's parents are currently unable to hold a polite discussion about his life, and his mother has asked to meet with me as "you are more occupied with him" at our house. Part of me is glad, part overwhelmed.
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This is complicated by the fact she and I don't speak the same language (I'm an immigrant) and we have different approaches to schoolwork. I respect her, and I love my husband, and I guess I'm glad to move something along, for my stepson, as he is going in to more difficult schooling and life things.
I am looking for anecdotes, ideas of what to discuss, of how to be a conduit between the two houses, but without going nuts. I am so stressed about it I can't concentrate. I do make the decisions here, mostly because I am here the most, and because my husband, while a wonderful father, can get distracted and doesn't do day-to-day things too well. Thanks in advance!