So my m-i-l (who certainly knows nothing of our situation--lots of porn and inappropriate pics from FB) called yesterday, and fWH was unloading groceries, so I chatted with her for a minute, and she tells me she's been going through all these old boxes in her garage, and WHAT did she find? A whole bunch of pictures of fWH's ex-girlfriends!
How...special? Thoughtful? Ummmmm...how exactly does she expect me to react?
So she tells me she's going to put them into albums with a bunch of other old family photos...unless *I* want them???!!! Uh, no thanks, I tell her...we have absolutely no use for those right now. She then tells me that she made my f-i-l BURN his old girlfriends' pictures about 5 years into their M!! So I said, "Well, on second thought then...maybe you SHOULD send them to me!"
FWH walks in at this point, so I put him on the phone, knowing full well what she is going to tell him...and I just stand there to watch the expression on his face, but I walked away before I heard his response to her. When he got off the phone, I said, "Remember, I'm the one who gets the mail!"
Then he took me in his arms and said "Your pictures are the only ones I want or need." And for once, I truly believed him a teeny tiny little bit, and was able to accept that statement happily, without thinking something snarky about his behavior in the past. Some definite healing on my part!