It's a given that once the divorce is final or maybe even prior to, one of you will end up in a new relationship. Soon after the divorce is complete one of you may even marry. Often times the new partner has children as well. This can prove tricky when trying to parent with both your new partner and their former partner.
There are so many complications with blended families. In many families, one complication is the intense dislike that seems to exist right from the start between mom and step mom. There are a multitude of reasons behind this dislike, but some of them can be avoided.
As an ex-wife and mom of two, there are a few insights I can provide to a new wife that will help her out a bit. You're his wife, not my friend. It's pretty common for a new wife to feel like she should be friends with her husband's ex-wife, typically because she thinks it will make things better for her husband or for the children involved. The truth is, most ex-wives aren't really interested in being friends with you.
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