Attending my Ex's Mom Retirement party – feeling weird

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Good luck! Is your FI going with you?

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Send a card, stay home.  Unfortunately, ex’s families are exes as well.  It’s only going to cause problems and awkwardness into the future if you try to maintain contact with them.  How are you going to handle his new girlfriend(s)?  How are you going to handle his future fiancee who finds it weird you stay in contact with his family and demands they stop seeing you?  There is just no happy ending to this situation.  Cut the cord and move on.  Hopefully your current FI’s family is nice and you can create a strong bond with them.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

There is no need to stay in touch with exes or their families.  The past is the past – move on.  Politely decline the invitation and spend the time with your FI instead.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Send a nice card, but don’t go.  It’s time to let them fade away into the place of exes past.  I know you were close to them, but think about how shitty this makes him feel.  I get that he cheated, and he’s a jerk for that.  But he was in highschool and it was years ago.  He doesn’t need a reminder of you every time there’s a major family event.

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