Topic: Well that was a little weird
Member # 14866
| Posted: 7:42 PM, September 1st (Sunday), 2013|
My XSIL, who is good friends with my sister and still touches base with me from time to time, had invited the kids and I over for a bbq. XW was there with her SO as well as many members of her family. It was ok and I enjoyed talking with some of those x-family members. But it was still weird. I guess this is pretty good to be able to do this for my kids at 5 years out from D.
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Posts: 54403 | Registered: Jun 2007
Member # 33226
| Posted: 8:00 PM, September 1st (Sunday), 2013|
I think it speaks volumes that you were able to go and enjoy yourself, Moo. Did you know XW and her SO were going to be there?
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Member # 14866
| Posted: 8:01 PM, September 1st (Sunday), 2013|
I knew that they could be there. They left within the 1st hour.
Posts: 54403 | Registered: Jun 2007
Member # 24518
| Posted: 8:29 PM, September 1st (Sunday), 2013|
I think it's great that you could do that. I'm not sure if I could, not that I ever expect to get an invitation like that. I suspect the only time I'll be in the same place with ex and wifetress, as well as my ex-in-laws, is when one of my kids gets married. Knowing my kids, they'd probably elope to keep that from happening, too.
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Posts: 12813 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartof, Texas
Member # 33129
| Posted: 8:38 PM, September 1st (Sunday), 2013|
Well kudos to you! Hiw did your kids react? It'll be a cold day in hell before that ever happens in my world.
My XSIL is a complete fake and a bitch and if I never see her again it will be too soon. And the Dooosh will never be welcome around my brothers, in fact that would be a very dangerous endeavor for him.
It is refreshing to hear of folks like you though. I'm glad you could reconnect with them. I'd rather jam a fork in my eye!
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Posts: 3870 | Registered: Aug 2011 | From: Happyville
Member # 27148
| Posted: 8:49 PM, September 1st (Sunday), 2013|
I am 5 years out from D and could not do that. In my case In-laws were and still are rotten to me.
Bravo for Moo!
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Posts: 4201 | Registered: Jan 2010
Member # 18522
| Posted: 9:37 PM, September 1st (Sunday), 2013|
Good for you, Moo! I couldn't do it, that's for sure.
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OW: "friend" of 15 years
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Posts: 8002 | Registered: Mar 2008 | From: SoCal
Member # 19595
| Posted: 10:12 PM, September 1st (Sunday), 2013|
You did good, Moo !
Yeah, guess I could do it for DSS or one of the GS. I would be thinking how thankful he wasn't my problem.
It's my life now, my choices, my mistakes to make and my victories to celebrate. His choices made me free of liars and betrayers in my life. That is priceless.
Posts: 20481 | Registered: May 2008 | From: Closer to where I want to be..
Member # 10552
| Posted: 12:54 AM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013|
You did good, dude.
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Posts: 15809 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: Now an AZ girl
Member # 31349
| Posted: 1:19 AM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013|
You handled it like a champ. I'm glad they didn't stay for long.
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Posts: 29025 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: California
Member # 36134
| Posted: 4:49 AM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013|
Good for you. I hope you had a good time after they left.
Always nice reconnecting with old friends. I am assuming that you are still friends with XSIL.
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Posts: 6694 | Registered: Jul 2012 | From: Florida
Member # 16953
| Posted: 5:25 AM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013|
Glad it went well Moo. My son is making his confirmation this year and it will be the first time XW and I will have to be in the same room as each other. She has a fiancÚ who was not the OM. So I don't have any grudge with him. But XW and I have not exactly been friendly over the years. And at times it has been downright nasty. But within the last 6 months or so she has been civil. So I'm praying that we can celebrate our sons day without incident.
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Posts: 6851 | Registered: Nov 2007
Member # 21964
| Posted: 5:56 AM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013|
You are a bigger person than me. i couldnt have done that.
I like how they left within the first hour though, heh
Posts: 3446 | Registered: Dec 2008 | From: Mexico
Member # 20849
| Posted: 6:31 AM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013|
I think that is wonderful that you were able to go to the bbq and handle it so well.
I know it had to be somewhat awkward, and I think it is neat when the parents are able to socialize in the same settings without any major negativity so that is awesome that you were able to go.
You have really come a long way
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Posts: 16236 | Registered: Aug 2008 | From: Ohio
Member # 30346
| Posted: 7:34 AM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013|
That is good to hear. I am still trying to deal with seeing ex and his bf at a "family function".
My BIL/SIL (his brother and wife) live in MY neighborhood. They moved here after I did. We discussed it and knew we need to tread carefully. They had a picnic a few months ago, and I couldn't bring myself to go. I just can't show up alone while he has gone on to have a "great relationship" and is now openly gay. I feel like people are talking about me.
I can be around ex and hang out without pain, but I just can't hang out ex and his bf without pain. I'm assuming that all happens with time.
I have hope!
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Posts: 4613 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: South
Member # 209
| Posted: 2:12 PM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013|
that's pretty darn good MU. way to go.
I can't imagine it NOT being weird.
Two boys: 18 and 15
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Posts: 25682 | Registered: Jun 2002 | From: California
Member # 31468
| Posted: 2:50 PM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013|
That's great Moo, and I'm glad they left within the first hour. I also enjoy connecting with that side of the family, but I certainly prefer to do it without XWH nowhere in sight. Lol.
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Posts: 5230 | Registered: Mar 2011
Member # 21587
| Posted: 10:02 AM, September 4th (Wednesday), 2013|
It gets easier the more you do it also. I felt it very strange at first but not too bad anymore. I used to be very close with the inlaws. They joke that they wish they had gotten me in the divorce.
I'm glad you were able to make that step. I'm sure the kids enjoy it.
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Posts: 1024 | Registered: Nov 2008 | From: Ohio
Member # 32811
| Posted: 1:29 PM, September 4th (Wednesday), 2013|
Moo, that is good news! That means you are moving forward and healing just fine!
H of 17 years got gf pregnant, left our kids 9 & 11 and we never saw him again. -His choice.
Posts: 2680 | Registered: Jul 2011 | From: Texas
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