"I Was Betrayed By My Inlaws"

I have come across a couple of horror stories about in laws so I wanted to share my experience with my ordeal with my in laws. This happened a long time ago in 1993 but I will probably never forget the betrayal that I felt by my mother, father, brothers and sister in law. My husband had gotten out of the Army and we had already been married a few years. We had my son at the time who was 18 mos old at the time all this occured. I had known my ex husbands family ever since I was just 15 yrs old. My ex was my first real boyfriend and the love of my life. I got along with his family I would say fairly well at that time.

 I was working a job where I was putting in 60 hours a week at a factory. My ex started smoking pot with his old friends and slipping back into his old ways after being discharged from the Army. I worked a lot on weekends and it turns out my ex was having an affair which ultimately destroyed our marriage. Heres where the betrayal sets in. Those weekends that summer while I was hard at work and he was unemployed he was bringing his mistress over to his parents house for cookouts and to swim in their swimming pool. His mom, dad, 2 brothers and one of his sisters all met her. Meantime I am at a job doing hard physical labor busting my butt to pay the bills and he is entertaining his mistress with his entire family. They welcomed her with open arms! This was a huge blow to me since I always got along with his family.

 When we split up she moved in with him right away I am talking 2 days after I got my stuff out of our apartment. She was jealous that he and I shared a child and jealous of me. She says she forgot to take her birth control pill and within 6 mos of our separation she became pregnant. They had a son and ever since then my ex has had nothing to do with our son. Last I heard my ex's mother cant stand her and blamed her for being a homewrecker! I felt so betrayed by all of them! His whole family sat back and entertained this woman like there was nothing wrong with it. I know they can't stop my ex from doing sleezy things but there acceptance of this other woman was just baffling! I still to this day can't believe how people can be.

cmost cmost
36-40, F
5 Responses May 5, 2007

THIS IS SO CRAZY WHAT KIND OF PPL R THEM? AND WHAT KIND OF MAN IS YOUR EX TO HAVE HIS MISTRESS THERE WHILE U R WORKING BUSTING YOUR BUTT AND NOT PLAY A ROLE IN YOUR CHILDS LIFE AFTER SHE HAS A KID BY HIM THAT IS JUST SAD BUT THAT IS SO GOOD FOR THE IN LAWS THO BECUZ THEY INVITED THE HOMEWRECKER THERE WITH OPEN ARMS AND NOW THEY DONT EVEN LIKE HER HAHAHA LOOK WHO GOT THE LAST LAUGH..THANK GOD U LEFT HIM N THE CRAZY PPL NOW THEY HAVE TO DEAL WIT HER! MOVE ON N CONTINUE BEING STRONG AND BEING IN YOUR CHILDS LIFE SINCE HIS DAD ISNT

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i can't believe your ex's family did that to you. i hope they rot in hell. i don't care if he's their son or brother, what he was doing was immoral. i believe family should have loyalty but that shouldn't include condoning adultery or any wrongful doings. i'm glad you're out of that relationship and out of his evil family. i think you and your son are better off without your ex. you deserve so much better...

isn't it amazing what family will do for one another? i have a moral line - family or not! something quite similar happened to me as well and as much as i hate to admit it, i DO understand that baffling confusion, dismay, betrayal, and flat out evil! they got what they deserved if what you 'heard' was true! and i hope it is! not that i'm a mean person but i do believe in a 'karma' of sorts ... everything is energy and all energy has an equal and opposite reaction according to physics so ... there ya have it scientifically and philosophically ... i'd hate to see what your ex ends up getting after his excapades and ongoing actions. wooooo! it'll be a whopper, that's for sure!

i am appalled this happened.. u deserve someone better than ure ex. i hope things did get better and u met someone different