Our expert says:
So he gives his sisters far too much power to interfere in your relationship and to criticize you as they wish, without accepting that you may have good reasons to criticize them ? You don't have to please them ( and neither does he ) - you're not maried to them, and neither is he. And being a good stepmother is more than just pleasing the kids - it should be based on the same principles as being a bio-mother - providing love and discipline. When you feel you have to try too hard to make them like you, you spoil them, and they don't respect you anyway.
There's certainly no reason why his sisters should expect him to pay them, when they are married and could also earn a living themselves. This is nonsense. The whole set-up is unfair to you. You seem to be so busy trying to make others happy, and they don't seem to car about whether you're happy.
Marriage counselling is really needed, ( whether or not his sisters approve !)- otherwise the siuation is very unlikely to change
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