Stepmother never helps with anything



June 28, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Hi, Carolyn: My father’s wife (my mom is deceased) never lifts a finger to help, never offers to pitch in, cook or buy a meal, ever. Nothing! On the other hand, she has been on 10-plus vacations with us all over the world — at our expense — countless parties, dinners, etc. She is well-off, so the ability to do something/anything is there.

I am not looking for quid pro quo, but I feel like a doormat. Am I wrong to be frustrated here? If she even offered to watch our kids once a year so we could go out, that would be a great start. Thoughts? — Relative


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