The Stepkids have Checked Out

by Suzanne
(Califronia)

My husband has six grown children who mostly don't call or visit their father...we have been married twenty two years...he raised my son from five to adulthood.


When my husband fell and broke his femur one daughter showed up for a couple of nights and another stayed a few nights during his stay in rehab...his sons and one daughter have not seen their father in nearly two years.

He now has a neurological condition and needs care twenty four seven which my son moved home to help and left potential career choices after just graduating college and my eighty seven year old mom...the oldest daughter essentially hates me and will not call or lift a finger nor do the others.

Both my son and I called them out on their lack of support which received a vulgar response...basically saying it is us doing something to them...I have spent many a night in tears trying to understand what I have done.

I have totally committed myself to my husband whom I was told six months ago should be under hospice care...but with love encouragement and day in and day out love we have helped him survive another six months.

All I have ever wanted was to be accepted and seen as a good woman who is doing the right thing by her ailing husband....what say you?

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