not sure what to call this, but here goes:
Ex and I were divorced in 1998, after a 28 year marriage. Together we had two children who are now adults with their own children. Ex has six siblings, I have 4.
I met DW in 2001 and we wed in 2002. DW has no children.
It was not a pleasant divorce. Ex ended our marriage due to an affair, whom she married, but has since divorced.
All during our marriage I was close to 2 of my 4 siblings and their families.
As things have evolved, my Ex now is closer and sees my siblings often. She spends holidays with them, etc.
Basically it can be characterized as “she won my family in the divorce.”
I am curious if others have similar tales?