Exes, steps, in laws, blending, and the f'd up situations that come with that...
I really wonder if everyone but me feels like family is "blood" and steps/marriage means little to nothing and lives only in "blood's" shadow.
MIL is sick. We received word that a test that was done on a whim indicates that she has cancer. And it's likely serious. She may very well be dying. DH is having a really tough time with it, and what makes it worse is that I don't particularly like the woman.
She has been or done most everything discussed on here. She is besties with BM, speaks frequently of how beautiful "on the inside as well as the outside" she is. GAG. She's 12 feet tall, has a man's hairstyle, and weighs 500 pounds. (Ok, maybe a tiny exaggeration.) She's also the same bitch who kept EVERYTHING from hers and DH's 19 year marriage, including his birthday gifts, tools, you name it. She told him he could come and get them, he (foolishly) signed papers that stated everything was already divided, and she kept it ALL. Table saws, auto repair crap, etc. Then, she actually had the balls to sell it all at a garage sale (we lived just down the road from her.) Oh, and she offered items to SS and SD to give (BACK) to their father as gifts.
Yeah, beautiful inside and out.
MIL invites BM to every holiday.
MIL wore a white lace dress to our wedding.
On and on.
Now she's sick. She has graciously offered to fly DH up there so, and I quote, he "isn't all alone done there." Yeah, because Dh's WIFE and STEPKIDS are apparently non-existant and he's "all alone." Of course, the fact that she wants to pay for his ticket is irritating me. WE HAVE MONEY. I don't know why she thinks we're broke. I make more than DH and he makes a good living!
Of course, she made sure to tell him that they couldn't fly everyone up there...so... yeah. Even with cancer, she hasn't changed.
This is the woman who walked out on Christmas because DH and I chose to spend it together. We'd been dating nearly a year at that point and she'd had yet to meet me .