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43 year age difference infredible 04/28/03
    My widowed father-in-law is soon going to marry his longtime live-in girlfriend. There is a 43 yr age difference, her being 39 and he 82. They seem to be very happy, so good for them.

    Am I under any expected to be referred to her (let's call her Leona) as her son-in-law? Am I expected by any social obligation to refer to her as my mother-in-law? She is younger than my wife and I. It's already a sore point for her that our kid's don't call her Gramma. I expect her to drive the issue harder after the wedding. Also, my mentally handicapped sister in law (also older than Leona) lives with them. Leona refers to her as her daughter. Our access to her has been dependent on Leona's whims since she came into the picture. So it's very important for us to keep things on a cordial level.

    As I've said before, they seem happy and good for them. I'm just curious how far we should be expected to be dragged into this world they're living in and still maintain a relationship with my wife's father and sister.

Summary of Answers Received Answered On Answered By Average Rating
1. HI i, As you said, the most important thing is to have cor...
04/28/03 ChouxAbove Average Answer
2. Infredible, it seems to me that the most important thing is ...
04/28/03 wvseagullAverage Answer
3. Hello! Let's take on the questions in the order you aske...
04/29/03 Noe_SpaemmeNo rating received!
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