I just discovered from my daughter why her aunt (M) doesn’t like her new sister-in-law.
While my daughter was in Greece, M kept telling her that she really wanted to talk to me, but because of the language barrier, she was not able to do so. My daughter told her that whatever she wanted to tell me, she could tell her, and she would then relay it to me.
Not being able to help herself, M started telling my daughter that when me and her had went to the states for a visit, that woman was brought to our apartment and was there for days. M went on to say that she would knock on our apartment door and tell her brother to tell that woman to leave because we were coming home. This probably went on for the duration of her stay. I still don’t know how long that was.
Questions began flooding my mind. When did this actually happen? Could he have already known her? Did he have something going on with her during the time he knew we would be returning back to Greece?
What we always believed
Me and my daughter always believed the story her dad told me years ago. At that time, we had spoke on the phone briefly regarding our daughter but then the conversation switched over to him like it usually does. He told me he had met someone. He had sold his car to a woman and she had a friend who he was interested in. I told him I was happy for him and from the sound of it, it seemed serious. Then when he spoke of moving to the other side of the country to be with her and leave his business behind, I knew it was serious. This is the same woman he just married and the one who M is referring to.
Even though I have these thoughts running through my mind, I can’t help but wonder. I knew that something would surface during the time my daughter was back in Greece, but I had no idea this would be it.
I know I made the right decision leaving.
I know that things would have never changed.
I know that I am better off.
But that still doesn’t change the fact that I miss the life I left behind even after all these years.