We went to Derek’s mom’s for dinner tonight and ended up talking about his sister’s ex-boyfriend.
While they were dating, everyone seemed to like the guy because Michelle did. She was happy, so we were all happy for her. But this guy ended up breaking up with her to go back to his ex-wife, all via text message. At dinner, everyone was bashing the guy, bringing up little flaws I never noticed and we never talked about while they were dating. Even though I understand being upset with him for breaking up with Michelle in such a rude/cowardly way, it was hard to hear them say so many negative things because I kept wondering what they’d say about me if Derek and I broke up.
They all seem to like me, but would they start bashing the fact that I eat so quickly, that I sometimes burp without thinking to say excuse me? I don’t see Derek and I breaking up anytime soon, if ever (knock on wood), but as someone who is still technically outside the family, could a break-up lead them to talk badly about me? Or would I be one of the fortunate ones, like their ex-aunt Amy, who everyone still loves and talks well of after the divorce?