Expectations: Marrying the Ex-Wife-in-Law

with Ron Deal | June 29, 2020

While dating, Nicole never anticipated how intrusive Tom's ex-wife would be. At first, Sharon seemed focused on being a mother so Nicole assumed once she and Tom married, Sharon would stop her late-night texts and unannounced visits. She was wrong. Nicole had an unrealistic expectation and she minimized Sharon's behavior. Here's the point: to marry a divorced person is to gain a mother-in-law and a father-in-law and an ex-spouse in law. Be sure you understand that when you say, "I do.

While dating, Nicole never anticipated how intrusive Tom's ex-wife would be. At first, Sharon seemed focused on being a mother so Nicole assumed once she and Tom married, Sharon would stop her late-night texts and unannounced visits. She was wrong. Nicole had an unrealistic expectation and she minimized Sharon's behavior. Here's the point: to marry a divorced person is to gain a mother-in-law and a father-in-law and an ex-spouse in law. Be sure you understand that when you say, "I do.

Expectations: Marrying the Ex-Wife-in-Law

With Ron Deal
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June 29, 2020
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Ron: Meddling mother-in-law? What if you have a meddling ex-wife-in-law?

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Ron: Nicole never saw it coming. While dating Tom she never anticipated how intrusive his ex-wife would be. At first, Sharon seemed focused on being a mother so naturally Nicole assumed that once she and Tom married, Sharon would stop her late-night texts and showing up at the front door unannounced. She was wrong. In fact, as soon as they got married, things got worse. Nicole had an unrealistic expectation and she minimized Sharon’s behavior.

Here’s the point: to marry a divorced person is to gain a mother-in-law and a father-in-law and an ex-spouse in law. Be sure you understand that when you say, “I do.” For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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