Jodee - posted on 11/14/2008 ( 18 moms have responded )
I have a mother in-law that seems to think that I'm the "Evil Step Mother".
I do what i can to make sure that on the weekends that we have my stepdaughter she gets equal time with both mine and my husbands side of the family. The same for the holidays. My mother in-law thinks that is unfair to her and her family because in her words that is my stepdaughters "real" family. I tried to explain to her now that her son and I are married that both familys are her real family. It has scaled the wall and come to her not allowing me over to her home. I am no longer allowed at family functions on my husbands side of the family including holidays. She has somehow gotten the entire family to feel the same way she does. I have tried to talk to them and thats just not able to happen. They act like they dont even know me in public. They dont answer calls or emails and obviously walk away if i try to say anything.
I'm trying to show that we are a family no matter who approves or disapproves. And that we are a package deal. You cant get one without the rest. Its even gotten to the point that they are trying to exclude my daugher along with me.
I am so confused as to what to do. If you have any advise please throw it all at me! I need all the help i can get.