Shelli - posted on 06/28/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
So, my long time boyfriend of 5 years and mom despise each other. He is also the father of our two children. This has been going on for a long time and I hate being stuck in the middle. He dislikes her because she favors my brother and niece over our children. And she can be rude :) She hates him because he has screwed me over before (but is now reformed) and doesn't help me often with our children.
Additionally, I cannot stand his mother. We pay all of her bills, and give her money, and she still asks to be paid to watch our children should I need her. Needless to say, I do not ask her very often and she usually flakes at the last minute anyway. He is not very close with his mom because she is a free loader and lousy grandparent.
My mom is much better with our children (finally) after a big falling out between us nearly two years ago. But the feuding/awkwardness continues. What the heck do I do?