We’ve been together 3 years, both with children from previous marriages. We’ve met each other’s kids. The problem is he has family he’s close with that he’s never introduced me to. He’s estranged from his parents but quite close to his aunt and cousins. They have family gatherings in which the aunt, her grown kids (BFs cousins), and their significant others attend, along with his kids sometimes. The kids know me so he’s not hiding me from them but he has never included me in those events. Im always hearing about and seeing photos of them all together and it’s wearing down on me and I’m feeling unworthy or that he’s ashamed of me.
I wish I would’ve brought this up a long time ago but nothing I can do about that other than just finally ask. How do I? What’s the best way to ask and word it so I don’t look crazy or make him feel backed into a corner?