Dear Stepdaughter

For nearly two decades I have been expected to “take the high road,” just like every other unfortunate woman who marries a man with children is supposed to do.  I’ve been expected not to say anything while you rolled your eyes, stomped through the house, broke and stole my things, took every gift you were given with complete disregard and only expected more, accused me of being a golddigger, refused to even acknowledge my presence, spilled your vile diatribe about my toddlers, talked about me like I was complete trash to every person who would listen (including your father), lied for money, and managed to blame me for every disappointment you’ve ever had (hey, take off your rose colored glasses and take a good look and your mom and dad).  And I took it all.  Your father was disgusted with your behavior as well, but was too afraid to say anything.  You learned quite well from your mother what his buttons are and will push them in an instance. He knows it and so do I.

I have longed for the day when you would be grown and would get lives of your own.  I had hoped you would stop the hate train and we might enjoy some familial peace.  But it continues.  At this rate, I suppose it will never end (hey, ever heard of arrested development?).

Here’s a news flash.  I don’t like you.  I don’t like anything about you.  In fact, I think you are complete and total trash, including the fact that you still wear muffin-top jeans.  Your fake designer shades don’t impress me anymore than your total lack of class. Did it ever occur to you how obvious it is that you only ever think of yourself and what others can do for you or give to you?  You are only nice to people who have something you want.  Everyone else is treated with disrespect, disgust and disregard.  You are a user.  You have no compassion or empathy for anyone else. I take it as a compliment that you don’t like me.

Here’s another news flash.  You’re not in his will and that delights me.

Signed,

I’m Not Related To You

~ by Stepfamily Letter Project on January 19, 2009.

One Response to “Dear Stepdaughter”

  1. Almost could have been written by me, except for the fact that the ex-wife is the one in his will to get his nonexistant life insurance proceeds. I guess all of them will be in for a shock one day.

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