| | Re: Blended Family Teatering on Divorce
The problem is your wife, not the 13 year old. She is only getting away with what she can get away with which is what we all did at her age.
I understand you have been there since 6 but you'll need to detach from the situation and just let your wife handle it, all of it including the homework. You will always have a disadvantage in this. You'll never get the full respect you feel you deserve because you are not "dad" but you will be looked at as having all of the responsibility because you are the head of the household (so to speak).
My wife went through the same thing with my son at about 15 (not quite the same since I was NOT like your wife). She finally got tired of it and no longer was willing to drive him to practices and things like that. If I couldn't take him, he had to find a way or didn't go. Consequences of treating her like sh!t.