Sometime last year I vented some frustration at trying to support my wife with our teenage daughter. I say our because I adopted her when she was 15yo, she being newly turned 17. And now she's pregnant. In her mind, the developing child in her womb is a toy, something she can use to manipulate her boyfriend into staying with her and providing unlimited attention. She has no concern - what teenager would - to those of us who are further sacrificing our finances and dreams to pay for her mistakes. Mother is hiding the fact that she is hurt, since she wanted to have another child with me. And I am simply disgusted at the thought of this unborn child having this brat for a mother. Talk about starting out with two strikes...or even three.
Before you ask/suggest, she will not consider adoption. She is narcissistic (if it weren't for the DSM-IVTR and it's refusal to diagnose personality disorders before age 18 I think she'd easily qualify as NPD) and considers herself perfectly capable of being the perfect parent.
And now that I've stated all that, I guess I don't really have a question, other than to vent my frustration. Which now seems pretty juvenile as I look back on this whole posting. But your thoughts and advice are and will be appreciated.
Kipper S. Horton
"We are only as good a people as we help other people to be."