Temple - posted on 07/27/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
When my son was about 2 1/2 I left my husband and moved closer tgriom. She wasn't happy about it but I didn't have any other family and for custody reasons I need to show family support. Well she was very critical and mean and focused on my son's supposed lack of discipline. I started to spank my son and she said that this was proper and that I probably was not strict enough. When I described the anguish I felt at having done this she just said that I had to do something and kept up the criticism for any little thing. My son is or was a really good boy. Once in a restaurant he was acting up and my mom said that she thought all lids were the same just that some of them were better disciples than others with a meaningful glance at my son. Well I shortly pulled on his arm and yelled alittle to get Him to stop and felt terrible. And she just got this satisfied smirk on her face. My step dad recently divorced her saying that he was tired of being tortured for the last ten years. She said it was because he didn't like us or us moving here. So then I was made to feel that she gave up her marriage for us. She threatened to kick us out once so I left. She never even bothered to call to see if we were ok in over two weeks. I now know that she is intentionally trying to make me look bad in front of other family. Is she really this evil? How could I have not seen it? I've asked her to please be supportive even if she doesn't agree with my parenting style to just refrain from making nasty comments. She still does it. It's not meant to help. I really think she enjoys watching my pain and especially if I fail. Can this be true?