Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsMarriage & Divorce · 1 month ago

What do I call my dad's new wife?

My parents divorced in 2006 and he has a new wife now. I just don't know what to call her? I live with my mom, so calling his new wife mom sounds so weird.. I have heard that you call your dad's new wife step mom but how about informally like if we were at a family get together or a party? What if both of them (my mom and my dad's new wife) sat next to each other, how would I differentiate the two so they worn get confused if I say "mom"?

38 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    I would not even consider calling your father's wife "mom".

    Go to her and state that since you are reserving the name "mom" for your mother, you would like to know how she chooses to be addressed.

    She probably has thought the same thing, but is waiting for your lead. Talk to her and settle it.

  • 1 month ago

    I think the best thing is to ask her what was she like to be called maybe she has a nickname that you both keep your friend

    Just always be respectful and things should go well for you

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  • drip
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    How old are you? As an older teen or an adult you call her by her first name.

    You introduce her as This is my dad’s wife Susan. 

  • KTJoe
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Call her mommy..LOL just kidding call new wife "Miss her name".

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  • L
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Just call her by her first name.

  • Good
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    You call her by her name, period.

    She is your dad's friend/partner/wife/whatever.

    She is nothing to you, unless you want her to be.

    You are not disrespecting her by calling her by her name.

    She has earned nothing more from you then to receive the

    same level of respect she shows to you.  Keep that in mind.

    And when you visit there, you should be treated like a guest,

    nothing less.  The moment you are treated any other way, it is

    time to leave and seriously consider if another visit is in your

    best interest or not.


  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    thats your new mom get use to it nothing you can do about it

    call her mom not by her name ....that would be rude not something you want to do

    an your dad is going to say thats mom

  • 1 month ago

    Wow he is allowed to see you after the divorce with your mother, how much did that cost him, was he rich?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    i think a nice thing would be Miss. or Maam. Same way u would tell to a teacher, or a polite way to address a civilian.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It would be normal to call her by her first name. You are under no obligation to call her anything else. No one calls their stepparent stepmom or stepdad as a name.

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