Moved in with my SO a month ago after 2yrs of LDR and I should be on cloud nine if it were not for his 9yr old difficult child. My SO has difficult child and also 17yr old easy child who I get on great with. SO has his kids full time as their bio mum walked out 4yr ago. SO receives carer allowance for being full time carer of difficult child even though difficult child is in mainstream school. difficult child has dyspraxia, earling syndrome, ADD/ADHD, symptoms of Aspies and autism. The problem is, ever since I moved in, difficult child has been verbally abusive to me even in front of SO and constantly gives me sly looks of what I can only describe as pure contempt. SO started out berating difficult child but now tables have turned and he now says I'm the one with the problem and its gotten so bad that SO and myself aren't on speaking terms whilst he happily chats away to difficult child making me feel very, very isolated. My daughter is away at University and as if the pain of her leaving my nest wasn't hard enough, in her place I've got a very manipulative little boy who is hell bent on splitting me and SO up, and succeeding! I relocated to be with SO so I have no family no friends (and no job yet so no funds) to turn to so I'm pretty desperate! Any advice would be appreciated as I now resent difficult child so much its making me ill and miserable when I was such a bubbly happy woman! We live in the UK by the way. Thanks for letting me rant!