Coping With "the Other Woman"
My son is currently in baseball, and we have several games every week. This week has been amazing because my husband's (when do I stop calling him that?) girlfriend hasn't been there. I don't have many huge issues with him other than him financially bailing on me and the kids. But it makes me feel like he has zero respect for me after all our years of marriage because she is always around. When she is around he won't talk to me and I feel like he is rubbing her in my face. This week has been great without her around. His family (and mine) attend all of my son's games and they are all still really nice to me, but when she is there I feel like I'm competing for their attention. I'm really good at not showing the awkwardness of it all, but I feel like crap. When she isn't around it's almost like nothing changed at all. His mom, grandma, and brother and sister are all really cool with me. I'm even getting together with his mom and aunt this weekend to work on a costume for my son's music concert. I can handle this separation, but when she is around my blood boils.