Navigating divorce and custody battles can be a challenge even when everyone gets along, but what happens when the new fiance oversteps the boundaries?
A recently divorced new mum found out she was pregnant after she separated from her partner. She shared on reddit that she got divorced from her ex-husband Ben at the beginning of last year, finding out they were expecting not long after. The 28-year-old shared, “I decided to keep the baby and in November of last year my son Christopher was born.”
The custody arrangement means that baby Christopher is with his mum from Sunday through to Friday, and spends Saturdays with his dad who has a new partner, “My husband’s new fiancé Jenevieve (yes with a “J”) is acting like Chris is her son. She is trying to teach Chris to call her Mommy even though that is what he calls me,” she revealed.
Jenevieve likes to let her thoughts known, “She criticises my purchases in baby products and calls me cheap and even tells me she should have part custody even though she and Ben aren’t even married.”
HOW FAR IS TOO FAR?
The frustrated mum to Christopher went on to share more, “What pushed me too far was when I posted a picture of my baby. Jenevieve had the audacity to tell me I can’t take a picture of MY baby without her permission. I gave birth to the baby and I take care of him for most of the week. The worst part is that she posts pictures of the baby and when she does, she makes it seem like he is her son.”
When the mum to Christopher shared with her ex-husband that she was uncomfortable, she was put in her place, “Ben said I am being an ass and Jen is just being nice.”
Do you think she’s being unreasonable? Or have Jenevieve overstepped the boundaries?