They don’t live together and they don’t spend the night together when any of the kids are around.I think that my daughter is glad to see her dad happy.
I apologized the next day because I realized it was fear-based on my part, but I said, “I think that’s very confusing for her, she’s barely had time to process this and then all of a sudden it’s like a situation where she needs to feel comfortable with it almost being like a family thing.” He was very apologetic about that.
Then he actually started being a lot more discreet.
They’ve been together almost a year now, so they all do things together.
When your ex starts dating can often bring a flood of emotions especially if his new partner is a friend or former friend of yours and even worse if they were dating before you broke up.
What can also be a strange situation is when your ex starts dating the mother of one your child’s friends.
That’s what happened to Michelle and I asked her to talk about how that made her feel and how her daughter felt.Here’s Michelle: I think my daughter has mixed feelings about it.I know that she really loves spending time with this other little girl, they’re good friends, and I think on the one hand it’s nice because they can do things together.One of the times I blew up at my ex was right after he went public with his relationship.He told me on a Friday that they were together, and then on Saturday, my daughter had plans to go to the movies with this friend, and I was under the understanding that the mother was picking them up and taking them to the movies.Well, my ex pulls up, driving his girlfriend’s car, to collect my daughter, almost like a family and I was livid.