In law clique draining me
updated by @cat-whisperer: 09/02/18 09:26:33PM
I don't know. If there is a toxic person in the mix, others will often rally round them to do their bidding. It's all quite odd, and very hard to deal with being the target.
Is it your step-daughter? Because, if so, good luck with that! There is envy and resentment and a desire for power over you in there for some reason (in the instigator), it seems to me.
I would focus on making things comfortable for myself in this group, and that would involve a lot of retreating, and doing the necessary chores to make myself absent and expecting to be ignored - in fact hoping to be ignored. Go all beige and see-through! Just back right out and act like a pleasant skivvy until it's over, and go for long walks on my own. (Silently count the hours until they all leave. Smile big as they go!) That's all I can think of. Accept this is how it is, unfair as it is; regroup your own forces, and perhaps something will shift in the dynamic over time. Especially if you are not showing your hurt... People are weird.