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It is a 13-year-old’s job to make your life hell

DEAR CAROLYN: I’ve been with my companion and her two kids, 13 and 11, for 3 years. We not too long ago purchased a home collectively. The 13-year-old daughter has been at odds about my relationship along with her mom for the reason that starting. The 11-year-old son and I’ve a fairly good relationship. He not too long ago traveled with me, and my prolonged household loved him.

I’m making an effort to be affected person with the daughter. She says I annoy her, and after I ask for examples, she’s going to say I chuckle too loud or I chew with my mouth open. I’ve labored on chewing with my mouth closed and laughing much less loudly.

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