But you never know what others think. Hopefully, they won’t see her as a novelty and do right by her. time will tell.
My late sister’s ex treated the kids from his first and second marriage as afterthoughts. When she passed, he was “forced” to take care of the 2 younger kids and withheld all visitation for us. He stopped all contact with the older kids. 12 years later, he has established a bond with the older kids and forced them to make a choice–us or him. Sad for everyone.