Beth - posted on 11/07/2008 ( 15 moms have responded )
I am stepmom to a 10year old and 6 year old, Mom and I knew each other prior to them and she is very hostile to me whenever we are together around the boys. We have joint custody. We have a rotating schedule. This week we have Mon and Tue she has wed and thur we have fri sat and sun.
Next week she has mon and tue we have wed and thur she has fri sat & sun. this is perfect for us we are never more than 2 days away from the boys. we also live within 10 mins. school is central.
The boys were 6 months and 4 years old when they seperated so they don't know any other life style. My question is does anyone have a very hostile relationship with mom due to knowing her and being friends prior to divorce and what strategies do you use to help her come around to seeing that we all want what is best for the children and they only have 1 childhood for us to get this right. there is no do-over. The past is the past and now we must live in the childrens present. get along and nurture, parent, guide, love, teach and dicipline on somewhat of an equal plain.
Or am I just dreaming....