Ex-Etiquette: Grandmother's insecurity is showing

  • Article by: Jann Blackstone , McClatchy-Tribune News Service
  • Updated: April 30, 2013 - 3:30 PM

Q: My husband’s previous wife passed on four years ago and left him with two boys, now ages 7 and 9. We have been married for almost two years and also have a little girl who is 6 months old. To round out our family, I recently adopted the two boys. My problem is that their grandmother, his former wife’s mother, is incredibly rude to me. Whenever I post things on Facebook about what our family is doing she comments, reminding me that I “am only the stepmom” and telling me about the things her daughter and my husband did before her death. Her other daughters often call me out and I feel like I have to defend myself. I don’t know what to do. What’s good ex-etiquette?

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