Worried About the Future.
Our daughter just turned 17, she's mostly a pleasant & sweet girl, but I'm worried about her. I have only been her stepmom for 4 years, but we get along very well. Anyway, I'm a planner. She & her Dad are the complete opposite. My older children are out of the house & were already gone when I met my husband, but they got jobs in the 9th grade and earned the allowance that I gave them. Our 17 yr old gets an allowance, but her Dad refuses to make her do even the most simple chores. I love her so much, but I'm starting to feel resentful. I work and carry most of the bills, even though I don't make most of the $$. If I bring up the notion of chores or a PT job her Dad says I'm uptight. I want her to learn to budget & be responsible. I don't know what to do! I'm losing sleep over this. Should I just leave it alone & hope when she's 22 she can take care of herself. I don't pay bills for any of the other children. Sometimes I wish I didn't love her. I know that sounds bad, but I wouldn't have to worry. Her grades are awful, so no scholorship. Any Advise?