So did your mom stop communicating with your ex? Did you talk with her about this? It sure seems to me like a very hostile and unsupportive way for her to behave. Thanks for writing this, by the way. It’s a challenge that I wasn’t aware of. (After I divorced my husband, my family mostly told me that they hadn’t liked him or the way he treated me but hadn’t felt comfortable telling me when he and I were together. So I lost a bad marriage and gained a more honest relationship with my family.)

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