Topics: Ex date visiting my husband?
Try saying that a few times without fumbling the words. My best friend is my ex-husband’s first ex-wife. We have our intro’s down pat. When people ask us how we met, that’s exactly how I explain it (for her it goes more along the lines of ‘she’s my ex-husband’s new ex-wife). It’s the easiest, most straightforward way to explain it. But the way our friendship started wasn’t exactly easy or straightforward.
When I was still with my now ex-husband, he obviously spoke with me a little about his ex-wife. She was admired by his friends and family, they all spoke highly of her. Which I never actually felt jealous of, the way they spoke about her made me feel like she was a really nice person. And even at the younger age, I was, I still knew that some relationships just don’t work out and figured theirs had been just like that.
They had been together for a long time, the better part of a decade. So it didn’t really bother me when my mother in law would accidentally call me her name, or when friends of my husband would give him the ‘update’ on what she had been up to. The truth was, I felt even then that if I had known her, I’d like her too.