You float down the aisle on your wedding day, smiling radiantly at your knight in shining armor. Absolutely nothing can ruin this moment.
As you look lovingly at your groom, you remember the 55 text messages his ex-wife sent that morning outlining exactly how she was going to make his life and therefore yours a living hell if he had the audacity to marry you. Never mind that their divorce was 10 years ago.
You glance around the church to make sure she isn't camped out behind the nearest flower arrangement with a bazooka pointed at your head. You wonder if you can survive this much drama. Even if you're not married yet, being in a relationship with a man who has a high-conflict ex-wife or girlfriend is not for the faint-of-heart.
I know because I am married to a man whose ex-wife "Dealing with crazy ex wife" bat shit crazy. I met him years after his divorce and I could not fathom that there was still this much animosity and abuse from Dealing with crazy ex wife toxic ex. I have dealt with everything from the ex trying to punch my husband to her beating on my door at 6 a. He was, by the way. I've been yelled at and received unsolicited phone calls telling me what a loser I married.
I've been blamed for things I've never heard of and called a horrible human being. For the longest time, she referred to me as "the chick around your dick.
Odd, since all I've ever said to her is "Hello," and eventually, "Stop knocking on my door at 6: If yes, keep reading to learn how to minimize the stress caused by a vindictive ex-wife, maximize your own sanity, and keep your focus where it should be—on your relationship or Dealing with crazy ex wife and children. She may albeit unfortunate, immature, and unfair to the children choose to continue to act in a dramatic manner, but know that you do not have to respond in a dramatic way, nor do you have to participate.
If you're still trying to deal with the ex, and especially if kids are involved, I share these five steps that might help you. If your husband frequently receives 10 to 15 ranting and abusive emails manifestos from the ex-wife in a 24 hour period, this is not normal. If the ex-wife has ever texted your husband to the point that his phone battery dies, this is not normal. If you have ever accompanied your husband to drop off the kids and the ex-wife starts beating on his car.
Yep, you guessed it. The first step is to recognize who and what you are dealing with. Any time two people with kids get divorced, there are going to be some squabbles over the years. Minor, and even a few major, disagreements are completely normal. Do not expect your husband and his ex to co-parent in perfect harmony all the time. Do, however, expect that there will be no cussing, name calling, threats, withholding the chidren, or banging on your door for no apparent reason.
If any of this has happened, keep reading. Is she "crazy" or Dealing with crazy ex wife she actually been diagnosed with a mental illness?