After court, can't trust step children - how to handle
Hi everyone. I'm hoping someone can help my husband and I deal with a really uncomfortable situation. Husband's ex wife took us back to court to attempt to get custody from us. In court, her atty asked my husband about several situations, most of which were "did you tell so-and-so this horrible thing?" The problem with this was that what was said was said in jest... and to have it brought up in court as proof that we were being mean...
Our question is... how can we trust the kids anymore? How can we trust that when we joke with them, they aren't going to turn around and tell mommy what we said? Will we forever have to walk on egg shells around them?
We found out that we are retaining our custody of the kids, so now we have to sit down with them tonight and break it to them that, even though they wanted to live with mommy, they can't. I'm sure that's going to open yet another can of worms.
So frustrating since we are only looking out for their best interest and we are being dumped on.
Has anyone been in this situation? If you have, please help.