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Partner's 30 Year Old 'Child' treats him like dirt

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ItsRainingOutside Mon 29-Apr-13 17:00:07

My DP has a 30 year old daughter who lives with him (yes, I know). She recently created a situation where she stopped speaking to him for 4 weeks and he did absolutely nothing about it. Today, she came into the house while I was on the phone to him and I suggested perhaps now would be a good time to sit her down and find out why she was being like this and maybe try to sort things out. Perhaps it's something he can help her with but imo, she's just being an attention seeking brat. He called me back to say "oh, she just started talking to me like nothing was wrong so I'll just get back to work". What makes me so angry is that she pays him £30 a week for all her food and utilities, she has 4 horses and a dog which she just leaves him to look after and when he asks her to do something for him, she either refuses or makes a big song and dance about it. In every other life situation he's strong, opinionated, won't stand for any nonsense etc. but with her, he just lets her walk all over him. We are selling our houses with the intention of moving in together (not with the daughter I hasten to add) but to be honest, I'm beginning to see a very weak side to his character that I don't particularly like. I have my own dd who is 12 and he has plenty to say when she goes into a strop but can't seem to take his own advice. What can I possibly say to him that I haven't said already to drag him out of this cycle?

TheSilveryPussycat Tue 30-Apr-13 09:56:09

I would re-post in Relationships, OP.

ItsRainingOutside Tue 30-Apr-13 10:53:38

Thanks!

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