Dealing with my ex and his former mistress (now fiance)
Hi - I have wonderul family and friends who are all happily married! Great for them but a year and a half ago my husband walked out on me and my toddler to move in with his mistress and they are now engaged. I could go on, and on, about how difficult they are to deal with but there's probably a word limit :-) Bottom line: it seems to make them feel better about the terrible way they've acted to treat me as if I'm the one who was terrible or that everything I request is unreasonable.
I would love to meet other moms dealing with an ex or maybe there's somebody out there in my same situation (although I hope there's not a lot of you!). My friends are amazing but there are some things that I think you can only understand when you're going through it.
First vent...my ex's fiance wants to be included on any contact between my ex and I (she doesn't trust him - ha!) even being on speaker phone when he talks to our daughter. My daughter is too young to hold the phone herself or operate the computer during a Skype chat so I get stuck listening to the both of them (sample, "Susie wants to say hi. Say I love you to Susie!"). Anyone have a mantra or coping device when having to listen to this? I obviously want my daughter to talk with her dad and I don't want her to see how annoyed I am, but it's so annoying!