- 6 years ago
I have a very interesting situation. My parents have been divorced for over 20 years now and my mom has a female partner. My Mom is in a different city than me and the Future Mother-In-Law is in the same city. First, my Mom is upset because she does feel I am giving her enough to do and second she gets jealous if anyone helps me with anything. My step-mother sent me a message asking if there was anything she could do and when my Mom got wind of this she said “she would be really upset if I let my step Mom help.” Then I asked my Mom’s partner if she wanted a corsage and she said her and my Mom talked about it and it is mine and my Mom’s day so no because it would be awkward. WHAT?? I thought it was my day? But see that is how my mom is she thinks it is about her. So my Dad and Mom have had their same partners for the last 20 years, so I think I should get all women (my Mom, step-Mom, Mom’s partner, and Future Mother-In-Law a corsage. Now my mom is upset that my step-mom is getting a corsage and will not talk to me. I feel I am pretty close with my Mom, but her insecurities are making this so difficult to plan. I love everyone and I want everyone to feel special. Where I feel like my Mom thinks she should be the only one to feel special. What do I do???