Yes, it's possible to maintain a relationship with your ex-in-laws.
As excited as I was for this glorious experience, I was concerned about two major issues that the weekend involved. One was the full body Spanx. My ex was hosting a dinner the Friday night before the event at a lovely 5 star restaurant and FINALLY I had the chance to wear that black dress I bought in NYC 3 years ago along with the full body spanx I bought to go with it.
When I first was divorced, the idea of my kids spending ANY TIME with another woman literally made my stomach seize up. They are mine! mine! mine! More importantly, what if they like HER better? This woman, GIRLFRIEND, is beautiful, thin, blonde, hip, a lovely woman, but she is not their mother. I AM and you know what? My kids know it.
Forgiveness is one of the most misunderstood concepts because many people believe it means forgetting what happened or condoning bad behavior. However, achieving forgiveness allows you to turn the corner from feeling like a victim to becoming a more empowered person.
"You are responsible for so much of my happiness."
Keeping a positive outlook and concentrating on your daily happiness will only serve you well.
My ex has a girlfriend. I don't know how serious it is or how serious it isn't, but she's there. Just hanging out on his Facebook page, silently. She's there, just casually mentioned by him a month ago.
If you're divorced, your child's wedding can be emotional if your ex is there. High50 Claire Mason outlines nine strategies to help you enjoy the day, such as focusing on the bride and groom-to-be rather than past events.