Mother of two adult daughters

by Virginia
(San Antonio tx)

There is going to be a 90th birthday party for my ex mother in law who I love and her son is remarried but we all get along and I am still alone.


My daughters feel that due to him being remarried I have no place being there.

I feel she is still grandmother to my children and I am thier mother whom they grew up with.
I also get along with their fathers new wife and all of my ex's family, is it inappropriate for me to want to go and honor her on this happy occasion?

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Celebration Attendance
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Virginia,

Please attend the celebration for your dear ex mother in law. I did not read in your question any reason to miss the event . As long as your presence will not cause the family discomfort, there is no reason to decline. And congratulations on your mature, loving relationships with your blended family.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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Blended famlies
by: Anonymous

We often attend family events with my husband's ex and her husband. He has two adult daughters from that marriage. Both daughters are very proud and happy that all of their parents get along well. It prevents them from having to stress about inviting all of us to family events.

I think is a disservice to the children when divorced parents can't even be civil to one another. I honestly don't understand why those adult daughters don't think their Mom should go to the party for their grandmother. Would they fell the same if it were their grandmother's funeral? Sad.

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