How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask TherapistJen Your Own Question
TherapistJen, LCSW, CPC
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 3442
Experience:  Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Type Your Mental Health Question Here...
TherapistJen is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dad married my stepmom a few years ago, and ever since

Customer Question

My dad married my stepmom a few years ago, and ever since then, things have been all bad. My dad acts so different around her, and my stepmom treats me like crap and even when i tell my dad, he doesn't do anything about it and always takes her side. And im so done w/ it
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  TherapistJen replied 7 months ago.

It is not uncommon for parents to act a bit different after a new marriage. It can be very hard on the kids, but you sound quite bright and maybe you can try a new approach in getting to know them better as a new couple and also as individuals again. Maybe ask your step mom to do things together just the two of you so you can learn about each other and maybe find even one thing that you like about one another. I know you don't love that idea, but it can be done and with some patience and willingness you can forge a relationship that will feel more satisfying for all.

Related Mental Health Questions