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Dr Miriam: SHE'S DADDY'S GIRL.



Byline: Miriam Stoppard Noun 1. Stoppard - British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
Sir Tom Stoppard, Thomas Straussler, Tom Stoppard
 

Dear Miriam

RECENTLY I married a man with three grown-up grown-up  
adj.
1. Of, characteristic of, or intended for adults: grown-up movies; a grown-up discussion.

2.
 children.

The youngest daughter still lives at home and her dad dotes on her.

I don't get a look in when she's around and she hardly lifts a finger around the house. I'm sick of playing second fiddle second fiddle
n. Informal
1. A secondary role.

2. One who plays a secondary role.


second fiddle
Noun

Informal a person who has a secondary status

Noun
.

I KNOW she's a pain but sooner or later she'll move on, and it's likely to be sooner if you don't turn things into a war for possession of all your husband's affections.

You're only in competition with her because you want exclusive rights over him but you can't erase his children from his life. He loves you both.

What about giving her some positive attention? Are there any interests you share with her? You could have a girls' night in. And remember to thank her for any small thing she does - like making tea.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 10, 2005
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