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‘I’m 26 and my partner is 61. His adult children act as if I don’t exist – what can I do?’

It’s important to understand why your partner’s children are baulking, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith, and not get sucked into a familiar courtroom drama

I’m 26 and my partner is 61, we have been together for nearly four years now with our own home and everything has always been great, he is a successful businessman, and we have no problems, apart from his kids.

They are 25 and 27 and have never given me the time of day. I have never met them properly, and they express no interest in me at all. I have tried to make contact with his daughter which was ignored, and she subsequently complained to her dad that I had tried to make friends. He has made hardly any effort in resolving this, which really angers me as I’m sick of being treated like I don’t exist by two grown adults. I feel like I’m coming to the end of my tether with this disrespect, every time I mention it he says he is sorting it but nothing ever changes. What do you recommend?

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