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Daily Dilemma- The Devil's Spawn

Dear Kelly,

I'm writing to ask you and your listeners if you think I'm a horrible person for wanting a divorce simply because my husband's daughter moved in with us.  I love my husband, and I think he's amazing, but his daughter is my worst nightmare.  She's rotten to the core, spoiled beyond anyone's imagination, she's rude, disrespectful, and I can't stand being around her.  It was bad enough when she came to visit every other weekend but now that she's here full time I don't think I can take it.  Is it horrible to divorce a great man because of his devil's spawn?

Sincerely,

Feeling Guilty

Dear F.G.,

You can't help how you feel so you shouldn't be judged for wanting to live in a happy home.   I think a lot of people reading this will wonder how old she is and how much longer you'd have to hang in there until she went away to college.  Add to that, why did she move in?  Trouble with mom?  If she's 17 I think you need to tough it out and hope that she goes away to school after graduating.  If she's an obnoxious 13 year old, and you really don't think you and your husband can parent the "demon spawn" out of her, then I say stay married but move into your own place.  Why kick a great man to the curb because his child is hideous?

Take care,

Kelly McKay

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