Brainwashing Mother In Law
It started two years ago when my family and I moved outside the city where we live now. One day I told my 12 yr old stepson to do his chores and his response was I dont have to listen to you, you are not my dad. I have been raising my stepson since he was three and his blood father has never been around. I said what do you mean, I not your dad? He said my grandma said that you do not boss me! I thought that it would discipate as he got older but it has gotten worse. We had to file bankruptcy and move in with my mother in law for a while. while living there I tried to stay out of her way, I would do this by staying in our room when I was there. That was not good enough. When my wife would get home she would start telling her that all I do is stay in the room allday and that I was no good. My kids would come to me and say that there grandma was yelling at them. So one day I told her to just leave them alone and she yelled f-you and I did not respond. Later the next day my 6yr old daughter said that her grandma wanted to stab me. I thought she was lying but then I found a knife on the washer next to our room. A few days passed and I was in the room and I heard my daughter crying and then I heard my mother in law say shut the f up you little b. So I went in there and told her to leave my daughter alone and that when we find a place to live that she would never see my girls again. She then started to attach me with my daughter in my arms and I told to f off and left with my daughter and my younger stepson. I did not return to her house and had to sleep in my camper shell. I did not allow her to see my girls for around a month and thought that she would change her attiude. I wrote a letter to her and appologized for my actions because I wanted to be the bigger person. Well after all that she has really brainwashed my older stepson now. He constantly runs to her when he is grounded or gets in trouble. My son has attacked me twice now and even hit me in the face. She tells him that if I touch him that she will call cyfd on me. My son is to old to spank and I know that. He calls me names and I have slapped him a couple times which I shouldnt have. It didnt work anyway. So now I gound him and he still runs to grandma and stirs up more problems. I dont know what to do my wife seems to fall to the side of her mom alot and her mom treats her like crap also. Can anyone offer any help or suggestions?