My ex and I have a one-year-old daughter together, but are no longer together. His current live-in girlfriend is an absolute nightmare–the exact opposite of whom I would have wanted around my daughter: She’s 5 years my senior, on parole, 5 kids (one of them by my ex), and a HUGE drama queen.
She has this paranoid delusion that either he’s going to cheat on her, or that he already is with me(even though I’m happily taken). She doesn’t let him talk to anyone, especially not me. You would think that since she also has kids from a previous relationship that she would accept that my ex and I have a kid to raise, but not at all. She does whatever she can to make sure we talk as little as possible, and it’s nothing short of annoying, pathetic, and exasperating.
She actually lied to me today and told me his cell phone was shut off and that I’d have to go through her to reach him (even though earlier in the day he called me just fine–and texted me after I’d received that text from her). It’s so frustrating. When I want to call to check on my daughter I can’t because no one picks up on the other end (my suspicion is that when my ex doesn’t have his phone nearby, she hits the ignore button, or deletes my texts–which would explain why he claims he never receives any from me).
What can I do?? She’s so ridiculous that a frank, mature conversation is out of the question. She’s so full of herself that she acts like she’s too good to speak to me, anyway. Advice?