The arguing between my partner and her daughter is really getting me down

DEAR DEIDRE: ALL the arguing between my partner and her daughter is doing my head in. I can’t stand their relationship.

I am 63 and my partner is 51. We’ve been together for four years. Her daughter is 17.


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I have never seen a mum and daughter clash as much as these two – they disagree on practically everything.

A big issue is my step-daughter’s dress sense.

My partner says her clothes are too short and tight.

But my equally obstinate step-daughter goes out to buy more to spite her mum.

Not a day goes by without them having a screaming match. I’m always stuck in the middle of it.

I love them both but it’s exhausting, not to mention stressful, having to live with them.

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I’m not sure whether I should sit back or finally say something.

I keep holding out hope this is just a phase between them. It’s really getting me down.

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Tell them both you can’t take much more of these incessant arguments.

Explain you are feeling stressed and it’s causing your mental health to suffer.

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