I’m a step parent/grandparent (I have 3 more or less grown up grandchildren of my own). My husband (Grandpa) and I have been together nearly 20 years, married for 7. My husband has 3 sons, 2 with children - 4 grandchildren in all. My problem is that when we have the families are staying or see a lot of them, everything is ‘Grandpa this and Grandpa that’ (it’s the daughters in law mainly). It’s Grandpa’s garden (even though it’s a house we bought together) or Grandpa’s cake etc. Admittedly my husband is very hands on, but I do contribute and as I have a mobility problem, I’m limited in what I can do. One even referred to our wedding as ‘whein Martin got married’ and I had to remind her that it was my wedding too! I’m sure it’s not meant unkindly, but it does make me feel a bit isolated and stressed and to be honest a bit fed up. It makes me feel like a spare part! My husband during these times doesn’t notice, and he gets very involved with the families. Is there anyone in the same position?
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