Date: October 18, 2018, 08:36:47 AM
Why second wives seldom accommodate step-daughters: Family : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
“As things stand, there is a constant fracture between ‘his family,’ i.e., the first family, and ‘our family,’ the second one. I was so resentful of his first wife that I often broke the cardinal rule, criticizing his children. I asked myself how could he bring up children who according to him were never taught to say thank you or tidy their room.And because of my attacking nature, we had furious rows, and naturally he became defensive on their behalf.
While we realised weeks after meeting that we had most definitely fallen in love, we knew we would face considerable challenge blending our domestic lives. Still, we kept saying to each other, with deluded pride,it would be a piece of cake. What I hadn’t realised, in my excitement, was just how demanding or complex becoming a second wife could be.