Christine - posted on 03/14/2013 ( 184 moms have responded )
I am a Bio Mom and my son is 17. We live in a very small community. "Sally" has been my sons step-mom for 4 years. I have had primary custody of my son for his entire life. He refers to Sally as Sally as she is only 12 yrs older than him and they struggle to get along sometimes. She refers to him as "my son" on FB and in public. My friends and family AND my son are frustrated by this, but my son would never say anything as he respects his dad and their marriage, as he should. How do I deal with the anger and disrespect I feel when "Sally" refers to my child as "her son" ? I am looking for a new perspective to keep me from reacting negatively to her continued, as I see it, disrespectful behavior. My son has talked to his dad and asked him to sk her to stop referring to him as "my son". It is petty..I agree..butit is a constant source of frustration for us. Thanks so much for any help provided.