I Can't Watch My Stepdaughter Get Her Heart Broke Again By Her So Called Real Mother.
When I met my husband he had a little girl who was only eighteen months at the time that was eight years ago. She has always lived with us. Her mother was a drug addict and a thief anything else she could do. She never had time for her daughter. Five years ago she went to prison. This past July she was released on parole. We gave her another chance to be in her life. That lasted for about a month then she went on the run again. She even had the nerve to tell her daughter it was her fault because she spent to much time with her that day. The whole time she was in prison I sent her pictures and wrote her letters to let her know how she was doing. I let her talk to her on the phone two or three times a week. I've never said a bad word about her to our daughter. She calls me mom I spend more time with her than anyone I go on every field trip, take her to every doctors app. and do all the things a mother should do. I love this child as if she was my own. There isn't anything I wouldn't do for her. Her so called mother accused me of beating her knowing I would never do that. She has jumped me, threatened to burn my house down, and tried to turn my daughter against me. And yes I call her my daughter because I am the one who has raised her. Just because she gave birth doesnt make her a mother. And I do every thing I can to get along with her but she always finds some reason to cuss me out, or try to fight me. She finally got arrested again but this morning she was released again. And I am scared for my daughter I dont want to see her go through that pain again. I pray her mother will do the right thing this time, I really do because I really want them to have a healthy relationship. My daughter has been treating me a lot different since her mother told her she didn't have to listen to me. And it's breaking my heart. I think she is scared that im going to leave just like she did. I really need help with this. I don't know what to do anymore I've tried every way i can think of to reasure her that i will always be there but she doesnt trust me anymore because of the way her mother has done her. How can gain her trust back and show her that i will always be there? And how can I protect her from getting hurt again?