I remember when I was young, my mum told me about a family friend. The lady took ill and eventually died. She had two kids who were in early teens. Their dad remarried after a year or so and people did not like it. I do not know the whole story but I do know that the children lived with maternal grandparents after that. Maybe it was the new couple who decided that. Maybe it was the grandparents who were adamant about taking the children. In either case, it was the couple who was made to look bad. Doubts were cast about the new bride and her intentions. I felt sad and wished they could live together and be happy for each other. Today I wonder if they felt their mother was being replaced. I wish someone told them then that this can never happen. Their mother can never be replaced, but you can have another lady in your life with whom you share a similar bond. Maybe I am too idealistic. I just want people to understand each other a little better. Think about the quality of lives that would improve!