(Closed) Just found out ex’s grandmother died – should I contact?!?

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Nah, don’t contact him.  Send him and the family good thoughts and leave it at that.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would just send flowers or a plant to the funeral home. It’s going to be crazy right now for them so it’s better to just send something. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think sending a card would be a nice gesture.  There’s no reason she would even need to mention it to her son.  Going out for lunch and sending a sympathy card are two very different things.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Send his mother/the family as a whole a card.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think sending a card to his mother would be a nice gesture. And I can’t imagine it causing a problem if you sent one. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

At most I would send a sympathy card expressing your condolences to his mother and family. Send it directly to his mom. And leave it at that. I think its a bit ridiculous that that chick thinks she can dictate who his mother talks to. she doesnt ahve to like it but that seems a bit controlling to me. its one thing for him to not have contact but his mom? its not as though she was inviting you to family parties and making things awkward. I would send a card so the mom knows you are thinking of her. But to be respectful of the crappy situation his mom has been put in I would just leave it at the card and move on.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I don’t see anything wrong with giving her your condolences. This is not about him (the ex) or his now wife, but about your friend’s (his mother’s) loss.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Yeh i would contact her, just let her know you heard the news and that your sorry and send her thought and prayers.

i dont see anything wrong with that at all. if you initial reaction was to contact her, then i think thats the right thing to do.

Relationship with ex’s mum is totally seperate from a relationship with your ex.

And also *hugs* its not nice to hear about news like this when your cared about the person.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sorry I obviously skimmed the post. If you want to send a card/flower to the family I think that’s great!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@Legallyblondiebride:  well i can say that some women are just that way. I don’t personally agree with it but it happens. My good childhood friend is that way. She wants that spot for her self, you know the “daughter his mom never had” and feels as though because his mom has contact with one particular ex of his that she will always have to compete in a way and will never really compare or come first. Its really kind of backwards though because by demanding things like this the relationship is damaged between myf riend and her Future Mother-In-Law because she just comes off as an insecure jerk. But she is who she is and its just not ok with her. So you are not alone in seeing a situation like this play out. its crappy. But the most you can do is remain respectful of how they are all choosing to handle it. So in this case, as I said I would send a card.

By The Way, I would have a problem if my Fiance still talked a lot to his ex that he didnt want to leave in the first place. But that is my Fiance not his mother or anyone else. He is the only one I would expect to respect my feelings on something like this. I would not say “no you cant talk to her” but i would let him know it bothered me and if he is the kind of man I think he is and the kind of man I see myself with he would choose to not speak with her without me having to directly say that. Simply because he respects my feelings and puts me first.   but thats a whole other topic lol.

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