Just wondering here. My mom passed away when I was 32 years old. My dad remarried a friend of hers when I was 33. At first it seemed to be going okay. I was still grieving for my mom, but I really tried to understand my dad was lonely and needed someone. But then my "step mother" seemed to want to tell me how to run my life. She made comments about how I was raising my children and got really hostile towards me. I am a "stay at home" mom, she does not approve. She told my husband that he needed to "be a man" and demand that I go to work and put my kids in daycare "where they belonged". She told other family members what a horrible mother I was and how I neglected my children because I volunteered with the youth baseball league and girl scouts and church. My family and I are never invited to family events (for example, my dad's 60th birthday party, Thanksgiving dinner this year) I have never responded in kind, but I am very uncomfortable around her. My dad doesn't understand this. He doesn't see that she has done anything wrong. My dad is my kids only living grandparent, and I wish they were allowed to have some kind of relationship with him. But I just don't see how.
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