BM spreading lies and intimidating SD
Hello All. First post here.
I have been with my husband for 6 years and married for 4. We both have children from our previous marriages but only the youngest 2 are still at home. SD13 and SS15. SD and SS have a very controlling and verbally abusive BM. The current issue which has put me at my wits end is the lying and manipulation. The manipulation has always been there but since I have been diagnosed with cancer, is now out of control . We live in a small town and BM lives in a neighboring small town. I have a good relationship with both SD and SS and we have 50/50 custody.
Recently BM has started telling people that my husband is catering to me/buying things because I am dying. I even had someone say to me "Wow I heard you were dead!" BM has removed me as an emergency contact because I'm not the mom and I'm dying. (I was 3rd on the list after BM and BD). The lies go on and on. Now my SD wont acknowledge me in public because "Mom said you arent my parent and your going to die soon anyway so it doesn't matter" Every week its something new. BTW I have been given 10 years which only my husband and I know, so I'm not going anywhere anytime soon and you would never know unless I told you. How do I stop this onslaught, and keep my sanity, privacy and dignity?