By Anonymous - 25/06/2016 03:29 - United States - Kansas City
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It seems like his whole family was in on this if you were married to him for five years and they're presenting you his gf... His family is fucked up for doing so. Sorry OP, hope you and your kids can have a better life without them now.
I didn't get that vibe at all. I got a "cut them out of your lives" vibe, which I think should not happen. It sucks that OP's Father-in-law is doing this but it's hardly a reason to stop communicating with them. I think they just need to sit down and say it's not okay to do that anymore. Cutting a whole side of your family for being introduced as a girlfriend, instead of a wife, is ridiculous and an overreaction. Also, it's entirely possible that the Father-in-law is doing it as a joke. There's not enough information to actually determine if the whole family is involved.
That's sad op. Have you tried talking with him about it??... And congrats on the child
Next time say "Ohh no Dad! I married your son many years ago, remember? It was a huge ceremony? Then years later we gave you several grandkids you see EVERY christmas and Thanksgiving? Oh, its really tragic, Dad's memory is really failing. Why, he forgets I'm his daughter in law, he forgets who his son is! We're almost done getting power of attorney, and we picked out a really AFFORDABLE retirement home in Detroit for him. It's tragic, but with his failing memory and dementia, locking him away seems to be the best solution..."