If you are a parent in a relationship and have become a primary or secondary child carer and guardian for the children you are raising from a previous marriage, then I do believe you have every right as your dutiful obligation to raise these children well. Most parents avoid this conversation as they are fearful of the confrontation it may bring. Allocating time to communicate with your partner helps to strengthen the partnership and resolving these issues leads to better parenting together. When children see one parent feel helpless it is easy for them to manipulate the situation based on the breakdown between the parents. In turn this doesn’t benefit the child but create and uneven ground for them. Being on the same page and having healthy boundaries in place leads to healthier relationships where there is a love and respect mutually between you and your partner and your children. The key to all resolution is communication so don’t let the fear cripple you and be encouraged to talk.