|Pray! Also, how would it be if you all planned a gathering & invited everyone in on the fun. Include the kids on the planning & make sure they are aware that you all are inviting everyone.|
Then, when the party/get together occurs, the kids will see you being gracious and inclusive of the ex-wife & ex-mother-in law. They will see you rise to the occasion and also witness how these mean-spirited people act within a group setting.
Yes, this might sound crazy, but kill them with kindness (in front of the kids and your husband), if you can stomach it, & they will all see first hand how wonderful you are! ↑
|I have an ex-husband who continues to be disruptive of my life with his teenage daughter. He moved 500 miles away from her ten years ago. Still he paints himself as the injured party, takes every visit, ph call, internet contact, to try to persuade his daughter to leave home and move with him. We have recently moved, so my daughter is trying to make new friends, get adjusted to school, etc. After Christmas, she came home angry, depressed, sullen & refusing to participate in our celebrations. This has been happening more and more through the years. Her dad is exploiting this situation instead of being in support of her.|
In mean time, we are arguing more and more, as she resists/resents even the most basic mom advice. Get enough sleep, eat, wear warm clothes, pick up after yourself.
Now her dad is coming to visit & I know he will continue to be divisive.
What to do? ↑