Online forums have offered support to a woman who told her “brat” stepdaughter never to speak to her again.
sharing her experience on the Am I the A******? Reddit forum. On October 6, u/HourPie9376 posted on the (AITA) forum about how her stepdaughter has been “bullying” and “insulting” her for the previous three years.
The poster snapped, telling the stepdaughter not to get in touch with her again unless it’s an emergency after she said things that were too harsh.
Sadly, her husband supported his daughter and advised her to make amends with the stepdaughter, which made the poster doubt her choice.
At the time this article was written, the post had more than 6,000 upvotes and almost 500 comments.
Non-traditional households have increased since the 1960s, says the Pew Research Center. Although they are common, blended families have special difficulties of their own.
According to Shadi Shahvanaz, a psychotherapist who specializes in treating children and family problems, the poster’s husband needs to speak up.
In this instance, the father is the issue, she told Newsweek. He has not demanded respect for his wife in any way, and if you don’t do that, it won’t happen.
“I believe that this young person is traumatized by the loss of her mother and hasn’t been able to accept it, which is work she needs to do on herself, but her father needs to step up, in my opinion.
Instead of requesting respect, he reprimands his wife for speaking up and saying enough is enough, which is not the proper course of action.
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