I'm Dying, Husband Affair: I am 32 and have been married to my husband, the love of my life and best friend, for the past five years.
A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and currently only have about six-to-eight months left.
Don't frame it as a confrontation, but as a conversation.
When I talked to him about how it upset me he took it in stride and has been very aware of not doing it again.
Now, as we are quickly approaching our wedding next month, his mother constantly calls me by the first wife's name whenever we talk about wedding details. They tell me all the time how they are so happy my fiancé found me after a few years of a fiasco with another woman after the first wife's death, but this is really starting to hit my self-esteem.
At the time I was in law school, and my older brother was a recently married doctor with no kids.
The poor boy suffered quite a lot of abuse during my mother's depression so he really benefited from the attention they were able to give him.
You can say you were lucky that you two never had any secrets.