Maybe this is a problem that goes with second marriages / relationships.
Why does Chuck act one way toward me when none of the kids is around; a different way when my kids are around; and yet another way when his AND my kids are around?
Or am I imagining it?
It would be easy to convince me that it's normal, once I finally acknowledge that it is actually happening. I am just becoming aware of it, although it has been joggling the back of my mind for some time.
Given that, do I say something, or just let it go?
Mostly, the problem is interrupting. I tried three or four times to ask him a question and every time, he just plowed right over me. So I waited and tried again. And again.
A few minuted later, I tried to ask him another question, and that time he interrupted me deliberately with a senseless respose. He thinks it's witty.
He interrupts me a lot, and mostly I have learned not to mind. I just wait and try again. Or wait until he realizes that he has interrupted and asks me to continue. But it does wear at me. And he does it most in front of his daughter. Why? Tonight I finally just wanted to shut down. It gets tiring.