Stepmom Question: Advice Appreciated! I need advice on how to best support my DH though difficult times with my MIL and BM. My MIL does not respect boundaries that have been set for her. She acts and makes plans as if SD2 is her own daughter, not her granddaughter. She goes behind DH's back and makes plans with BM for visits and trips without letting DH know until after the fact. DH has communicated his discomfort to her many times and it goes one ear and out the other. She feels she is doing nothing wrong. My concern is for my DH because he is at his wits end and is ready to cut his mom off completely and remove her from our lives (which I fully support). Not to mention, my relationship with her is strained as she and BM are bffs and MIL even shares personal things from my and DH's life with BM. I just want to know how best to support my man and advice on how to act around MIL as I cannot stand her. (Side note: DH and BM were never together. SD is a result of a one night stand so MIL and BM do not have a history together. It's like their banding together to get under DH's skin)
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