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This all sounds rather odd - I'd be asking your son what the issue is... I mean they're all being rather strange and obvious in their behaviour, I'd be asking the "matriarch" herself.
And as far as you know there has been no "critical incident" which has set this all off that you are aware of?? Surely there was a point that there was communication and then none? Did it coincide with the wedding?
Like trustlife asked, what is she actually doing to drive a wedge, apart from isolating herself and her family at events??
She and her family are treating us all like this. It's been happening oh so slowly, before the wedding, we were great mates at the beginning, she was texting and calling as if we were friends from way back. That never bothered me at all as a matter of fact I was pretty happy that they had accepted us, It never coincided with the wedding, as far as I can see. The mother organizes everything, that is just what she is like, she thrived on organizing anything to do with the wedding so I let her because she wanted to. I helped where I could. I know it all sounds bizzare, we went to a family BBQ when all of our family was invited then they all huddled around the BBQ that no one else could get around it as it was in a small corner, they didn't make us feel comfortable or almost acknowledge that we were there. Their family her and the children are making us feel so unwelcome not just us but our sons brothers and their family that we feel we don't want to be around to be treated this way. She lives about 10 minutes away and is at their house often. So the isolation starts, my son doesn't seem to see what's happening. I thought I was alone in this but we were at a party at my sons house and it happened the then. My husband who usually seems to be unaware of these things told me yesterday how he is feeling mortified by their treatment of our family, so we talked about it together for the first time and have read a lot and from all accounts the only thing we have noticed that she is the matriarch. This is why I am on this website trying to find out how to deal with this situation as a family without causing trouble for our son.
Hi everyone, this thread is a double so we're going to close it off. You can continue your conversation in the other version of this thread here so we can keep everything in one place: