I still love my ex-wife and want her back

Hey Relationship Rules, I have a confession to make – I’m still madly in love with my ex-wife. I’m 29 years old and my wife is 27 – we dated for a few years and spent one year in marriage. We were beautiful together, very happy and helpful towards one another. The problem was my mother, she was what people call a “horrible mother-in-law” – she did everything to make sure my wife wasn’t happy. She always tried involving herself in our plans and making things difficult for us. My mother is old and after my father’s passing, I’ve always been very supportive of her. She loved me so much and made me feel so special and wanted. I spoke to my mom about it and she said I’m thinking too much and this is normal.

After a year of having constant tantrums with my mother, my wife decided that she couldn’t take it anymore and asked me for a divorce. We’ve been apart for six months now and I can’t stop thinking about her, I’m in love with her and want her back.

I am willing to keep my mom distant from my wife if she can somehow come back to me. What should I do? Should I try contacting my wife and apologizing? I don’t think she’ll take me back but not a single day goes by that I don’t think about her – she was an amazing woman. Please help.

Our Response

Dear Anonymous, in-law troubles are quite common in marriages and they should be dealt with swiftly and fairly. While your wife did the right thing by leaving after trying for a year, you can still try to communicate with her and tell her things will be different. If your emotions for her are so powerful, we think it’s worth a chance. All the best to you!

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1 comment
  1. Dude call your wife and say exactly what you are here and put your mama in her place. Yes she is your mama but that’s your marriage not she needs to step back leave your wife alone and let yall be happy. If I were you I’d tell you mama first I’m fighting for my wife back and you will sit down and except that or you will be out of my life. Period. Then you need to call your wife tell her you’re madly in love with her and that you will not stand one more moment letting your mom come between the two of you and if there’s a single issue you from her you will handle it and she won’t have too. Go get your wife back man life is incredibly way too short to have what ifs.

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