Nancy - posted on 07/11/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am married to my husband for 34 yrs and she has been remarried for nearly 36. She is sweet to me one minute and next blows up. This time, after a 3 yr peaceful period she saw that I typed a Happy Anniversary wish to my stepson and his wife which his father dictated. I added a remark about the bride wearing her mothers gown and how touching that memory was to me. My husband added that he was proud that he had a son from the minute he was born to carry on the family name. The ex blew up and since my husband's son and family were coming from the Mid West to our Eastern coast, we were excluded from seeing them for all but the 4 hours of their vacation because of the hostility she feels. I don't want our shared grandchildren affected by this so I have taken a back seat. Did I do anything wrong? How should I handle this? This happens every 3 to 4 years. Something always sets her off.