15 Years of unhappiness
I have had my step son for 15 years and I have always went through the motions to keep the peace. Now that he is graduated I have become very aggressive about his laziness and unwilliness to pull his weight in the house. Unfortunately, my wife always intervenes and sides with the ss leaving me isolated and outraged. I started looking for a place to vent because all I can think about is punching this ungrateful kid in the face.
I have always made a moderate living, we live a nice upper middle class lifestyle and I have always seen him as a guest.... Not family. Maybe that's not fair but all I ever wanted in return was a display of appreciation. He drives my cars, uses my Internet, watches my cable, eats my food and what do I get out of it..... He sits at a computer or video game for 12 hours a day, rarely completed his chores and when he does it is s***.... Stays up all night j********** to p***... Sleeps til 2 and 3p, and every time I turn around, he has my wife's debit and credit
Just a point to all the comments I read above.... The spouse is just as guilty. I think they over compensate out of guilt or something. My wife is definitely the reason I can't get the results needed. Physically, I could snap his little punk ass in half, but my wife takes fights far beyond my comfort level so I back down (she has no fear of consequences and would not hesitate to destroy everything we have.... physically, emotionally, and monetary). I am at the point that I am ready to get rid of them both.