Now don't get me wrong, they haven't disowned me. They haven't given me the cold shoulder or turned their backs on me.
The problem is... I don't know my place anymore.
They are still very much involved with my children (as grandparents should be). I still see them at all sporting events. I'm just not part of their family anymore...but they were my family for almost 15 years.
Today really hit home when I stopped by my ex-in-laws to drop my boys off. They were all talking about my ex's brother (who I was close to) and his son coming to visit this next weekend. It shouldn't have mattered... but I felt like I was being left out of a family reunion.
It shouldn't have mattered...but it did...because I don't know my place anymore.