This question is about how to go about setting holiday boundaries with multigenerational families.
My ex-husband’s wife, who is recently widowed, had been sharing holidays with her husband’s grown children, their wives and families, including me and my husband, who also has children from his previous marriage.
My ex lived high on the hog. He left our grown children his business and provided properly for his widow. Since our children were young we’ve been celebrating the holidays as a big happy extended family.
Nonetheless, now that my children’s father is dead, and our kids have growing families of their own, we’re wondering how to set holiday boundaries with the widow.
My husband and I are trying to simplify; we’re getting old and holidays are a lot of work as well as being expensive.