Setting boundaries with my husband’s ex-wife
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I married my husband six months ago but we have been together for three years. In that time, his family (with the exception of one brother) has completely rejected me. It’s been three years and his mom has never met me. His family never showed up to our wedding. But they still hang out with his ex-wife and his son.
My husband’s ex-wife takes his son to all of my husband’s family events while we don’t know they are happening and hear about them later. We are not invited to holidays, BBQs, or family gatherings.
My husband has absolutely let his family know that he is not OK with her still coming around and how wrong it is that they refuse to meet me. His one brother (who was in our wedding) doesn’t see an issue with this. We have told my husband’s ex-wife that we want to be the ones to bring his son to family gatherings and she refuses to allow this.
I’m not jealous of her; I’m upset that I’ve never been given a chance and that his entire family dropped my husband because of the divorce and their religious views on divorce.
How would you handle being rejected by your husband’s entire family? How would you handle an ex that refuses to respect your wishes? How would you feel about your husband’s ex-wife that lies and says she is taking my husband’s son to her family’s house for the holidays, but it turns out she was at my husbands family’s house instead?