She Accused Her Dad Of Failing As A Parent By Choosing To Keep His Wife And Stepchildren Happy Instead Of Prioritizing What Was Best For Her

Anton - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

Sadly, there are a lot of people who grew up with stepmothers or stepfathers who ended up resenting their birth parents for remarrying in some way.

One teenager recently told her dad she feels he let her down by focusing more on his second marriage than his relationship with her.

She’s 17-years-old and lost her mom when she was just a baby. Her dad raised her as a single father until she was five, when he married her stepmom, Sharon. Sharon was a divorced mom of two kids, a nine-year-old son, and an eight-year-old daughter at the time, so she also gained two new stepsiblings.

Unfortunately, her stepsiblings never accepted her and were often mean to her while they were growing up.

“When my dad and Sharon first got married, I thought of them as my siblings and loved them totally,” she said.

“But they were really mean to me. They’d say they hated me, that everyone hated me, that I should leave, [and] they encouraged me to run away because nobody would miss me. They said I would never be their sister or family and [that] I was a weirdo for calling them my siblings.”

This devastated her as a child, and unfortunately, her dad nor Sharon were much help in putting an end to the conflict. Sharon would notice her kids being mean to her but would only intervene when her kids made her cry.

Several times, she went to her dad and asked him to do something about it. It got so bad that she even once asked him if they could leave Sharon and her kids.

“He’d try to reassure me but was very dismissive of how much it [hurt] me,” she explained.

Anton – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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