I'm a step father who has a 10 year old and 7 year old step sons that have a prior history of abuse
I'm a step father who has to step sons with a prior history of abuse with their real father. He is no longer in their lives but it has made my in-laws and the kids sceptical of me, because of his wrong doings. To complicate it my in-laws do not recognize me as a "father figure" in the boys lives and often do things to undermine any bond being developed between me and the boys or any rules my wife and I try to establish. How do I deal with this complicated issue? I honestly love these boys and have been a part of their lives for three years now.