Jennifer - posted on 01/21/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm curious if anyone has experienced this and how they handled it? The background is: our kids live with me 90% of the time and are 9 & 13 (boys) and know their new stepmom very well. She has lived with my ex-husband for the last two years and they see them every other weekend. They told them they were getting married but didn't have them, her kids, or anyone at the wedding. My 13 year doesn't seem to mind but my 9 year old is confused and would have liked to be there. I am not on the best of terms with my Ex so we did not talk about it.
Has anyone had this happen and did your kids just eventually get over it, or was there a lasting affect? Both my boys know they can come talk to me about anything that is bothering them. I'm more concerned about a long term affect vs. how they might be feeling now. They aren't just joining eachother they are joining two families.
As a side note, I am totally fine with their new marriage and don't have anything against his now, new wife. It's the kids I'm concerned about.