Ok.. I am still fumming over this.. but need other peoples point of view. First, lets start with my marriage. My ex was mentally, verbally, and then at the end physically abusive. It all ended on a day he assualted me and threatened to kill me. His mother knew of ongoing issues in our marriage, virtually from the time we were first married. She always talked to me, and listened and supported me. Even telling me once that if I left him I would always have a home with them for myself and my children. Fast forward to the day I had him arrested.. Well.. lets just say blood is thicker than water. Anyway, its been over 3 years now, he lied to them and told them I did it because i was cheating and just wanted out of the marriage. Which is NOT true. Fast forward to today, our kids are 5 and 6. She was just here visiting for a week, and I let the kids stay with him the whole week while she was here. I am not the kind of woman to take anyone that loves them out of my kids lives. Well, they came home this morning, and the first thing out of my sons mouth.. "grandma said you called the police and lied to them about dad"... FIRST.. she never liked me, was always critical and mean to me.. SECONDLY.. their father and I have done all we can to protect them from any of that mess that happened. He and I have worked hard to get where we are today, civil for the childrens sake. We help each other out, and can be considered "friends". The abuse stoped after I showed him I was serious and wouldnt deal with it anymore.... He went to work on Friday and left the kids with her for the day, and thats when this happened- she was alone with them. I am so furious! I called their dad to confront him about it, and he told me that he and his mom got into an arguement over it, because he told her she will never talk about me like that in front of the kids again. What I want to know.. if I found out she does this again, could I petition the courts to have her only get supervised visitation?? My kids knew NOTHING that happened back then.. they were just babies. But now they have questions about things, they are just to young to know about. PLUS.. she is trying to make them distrust me, and dislike me. What can I do?? Its taking all I have to NOT call her and rip her apart and tell her she will NEVER see the kids again. His father I know would never put my children in this sort of situation.. but his mother is going to ruin it for both of them. What do I do??