Alana - posted on 04/24/2014 ( 11 moms have responded )
My ex cheated on me and is now married to her and expecting a new baby. I am fine with all this and moved on. What I find unacceptable is that he has our kids call the stepmom, Mom and makes our kids call me by my first name. My kids are not allowed to refer to me as Mommy at their dads house. This has completely confused my kids (ages 4 & 7). When they are at my house they call me by my first name, mom, or the stepmoms first name. They can't keep track of what name to say to who. If they want to call the stepmom, Mom that's fine. I know she can never replace me. I just feel it is so wrong for my kids to have to call me by my first name over there. They get in trouble if they slip up. Am I the only one that feels this is unacceptable? Does anyone have suggestions on how I can stop this? My ex is not a reasonable person. I have asked him several times to have the kids call me Mom and told him it is disrespectful for them to call me by my first name. He doesn't care.