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By March 31, 2016 - 1:34am
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I don't know how in depth I need do be but I'll try to be as concise as possible. I have 2 children from a previous marriage and 2 in my current marriage. I've been together with my husband for 5 years now. It seems like we've got nowhere with the 2 older kids, they always butt heads about every little thing. My son is 15 and daughter 12. My husband is turning 40 this year and it seems like he gets suckered into an argument with the older kids every time.
My problem is, my husband and son are both mad at me for taking sides. They both said separately that I'm taking the other person's side as opposed to them. I'm torn. I love both. I don't side. I tell them when they're wrong. Neither one admits they're wrong, and this is where my role comes in as a "side taker". I'm frustrated, confused and tired of it. I'm afraid this will end my marriage and restart the cycle of going through the same thing with the younger 2; living with a step-father. I feel I need more help than to 2 of them. Please help me.

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Thank you Susan for shedding some light. It was much needed. I will be putting everything on the table with the therapist and if change doesn't happen and quick, I'll have to opt for divorce. It won't an easy choice. But talking to you, I've come to a bigger realization of what's happening. Thank you again.

April 1, 2016 - 1:57pm
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