Hi! I have a problem with a plot development and I would like some advice or ideas how to get out of the hole I dug for myself. The problem is that I need a minor crisis resolution, but the protagonist could not have been present on the scene and the narrator's POV is firmly attached to the protagonist. The crisis arises from the differences between protagonist's new wife and his mother. I would like to convey to the reader that during that scene the mother's view of the new family member have changed from "You barge into my family where you are not welcome" to "I still do not have to like you, but you are part of my family". IF the protagonist (and narrator) could be there, the dialogue would be a fun thing to write, but there is no believable way to do so. It is out of character of the protagonist to listen in; nor does he have any supernatural observation powers. I suppose my best bet would be to have the participants to disclose some of the events to the protagonist later. The problem is that the story is set in the second half of 19th century, both ladies are reasonably discreet and telling anyone details of such conversations would be as unlikely as having the conversation in front of him in the first place. So, what hints can I give the reader, how can I show that a resolution had been reached? Did anyone have similar problem, and how did you get around it?