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Old 11-20-2003, 06:46 AM
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anyone else close to their ex inlaws?

Ive been divorced from my kids father for 15 years, and am now remarried. I have remained very close to my now ex-inlaws, they are like my parents to me, since mine have both passed away in recent years. My ex husband is so very jealous of this relationship. I really dont understand why- he says its that she is not MY MOTHER>
How do you all feel about that? Anyone else have a situation like this?
My kids do not have a problem with it at all, nor mycurrent husband.
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:45 AM
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I see that it's been a while since you posted about being close to your in-laws.

Just wondering - did your ex-husband ever stop to think that your close relationship with his children's grandparents is a good thing?!

My first DH passed away a month before our DD tuned 5 yrs old - his parents & I did not get along at all when he was alive because they either treated me like dirt or acted like I did not exist......all because they thought I was too young for him.

Before he passed away, he made all of us (including his ex-wife) promise to stay in touch and get along after his death for his children's sake. We all agreed. After his death, it was obvious that the only ones that meant our promise was myself and the ex-wife.

My DD is now 21 and has not heard fron anyone on her Dad's side of the family (with the exception of her sister & brother) since about 3 mos. after his death. She has not received birthday cards, Chritsmas cards....NOTHING! And neither has her sister or brother!

Your ex needs to get over it and realize that there is nothing wrong with you & his parents having a close relationship!!
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Old 05-31-2005, 01:25 PM
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Not only is he mad about it, his new wife is too.

Hes been with her since Ive divorced him. Theyve known each other since high school. Myself, and my ex MIL do not see why they are both so jealous of this situation. Im now moving closer to the Ex inlaws, and my son and grandbaby, and my exhusband and his wife are livid. I shouldnt live so close to them they tell her. Its sad. They rarely acknowledge his kids anymore. Never call, are mad as hell because after 16 yrs took him to court to re-evalute the child support his never paid to begin with. "IM robbing him blind" they say. Oh brother. Why should he be any exception to people having to pay child support.
OH well, as I told my exMIL who is like my best friend, Its to bad they are wasting so much energy on this thing. I dont give it a thought.
It is sad for the kids, and they just dont see it any other way.
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Old 05-31-2005, 01:30 PM
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My post was confusing-----

"Im now moving closer to the Ex inlaws, and my son and grandbaby, and my exhusband and his wife are livid."

Ill be closer to exinlaws, son and grandbaby,, its the ex and his wife who are angry.
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Old 06-26-2005, 02:58 PM
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anyone else to their ex-inlaws

Hi just came on this thread . I've been divorced for 25 yrs. and my ex-inlaws still talk to me. They say it was'nt my falt that we aren't married any more. But who knows we stil might have divorced any way. Oh well his lose not mine.

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Old 06-06-2006, 07:52 AM
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I am not close to my xmil, my xfil died a few months after mine. My dxh & I are close, as well as I am close to his fiance and my dh dxw. We have 5 kids working on #3 & 4 grand babies...who has time for the bs that went with a bad marriage. We all put it away after a few years and realized that it was the best thing for everyone involved. I get along great w/dh xsil's & his xmil as does he...in fact when we go up to see his parents we all go out together & when we go south to see our other kids we try when we can to go with xw & her hubby to. In fact dh xw & her hubby have our grand babies (mine actually but don't tell that to dh) to call them Auntie D & Uncle T
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