Lunching with the Enemy – Beware of Staying Too Close With the Ex’s Family

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Published on February 13, 2011 with No Comments

Lunching with the EnemyYou meet someone special and fall in love. Soon enough you meet the fam and realize that your new sig other is awesome for a reason, just look at what they come from! Next thing you know you’re invited on family vacations, spending holidays together and helping plan his/her nephew’s Spiderman themed 3rd birthday party. You’re IN. They love you. So what happens when shit hits the fan and things with this fabulous partner of yours start to fizzle? Can you still get in on Dad’s Wednesday night poker game? Should you still show your face at little sister Sally’s dance recital? Sadly enough, probably not…

My Mom has loved (almost) all of my boyfriends…that is, until they fuck up.

Things get complicated when you’re in your relationship with both your boy/girlfriend and their kick-ass family. At first it can seem ok to keep in touch with parents or siblings. Especially as we get older, we’d like to trick ourselves into thinking we’re all mature enough to stay close with an ex’s family, but here’s the thing: there’s always ulterior motives at hand! Either you’re hanging on to a hope that you still have a place in this family or they’re hanging on to the idea that their son/daughter/brother/sister will win you back. It gets foggier when you delve into the reasons for the break-up but the bottom line is once you move on his/her Mom isn’t your buddy anymore. My Mom has loved (almost) all of my boyfriends…that is, until they fuck up. Then, she’d gladly remove their nuts with an icepick. Any good family member would do the same. Blood is thicker than semen (I think…), the bond between you and your former lover is hardly comparable to a bond between family. They may have liked you a lot, but at the end of the day you’re a thing of the past. You can’t take it personally, and neither should they. Don’t fret, there’s plenty of other moms’ out there whose cooking you can pretend to like.

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