Sadly, I don’t get on with his daughter...
Me and my new husband’s 20-yearold daughter just don’t gel at all. Everyone seems to love her, but when we’re alone, she makes it very clear she doesn’t like me. I’ve tried so hard to bond with her, but she likes to remind me she’s ‘already got a mum’. I don’t want it to affect my relationship with my husband, but it’s already having an impact, as she’s round at least three nights a week and it’s tense. What can I do to improve the situation?
Jayne, 53, Nottingham
It’s quite possible your stepdaughter sees you and thinks, ‘Why can’t my parents still be together?’ But you can’t MAKE her love or like you. I’d suggest that you be as welcoming and kind as you can when she visits. I’m sure it will settle down in time.