Soon to be ex husband is dating
Katie’s ex-husband Tom is moving on with his new life and that new life includes a new woman.
Katie finds being replaced so easily to be infuriating.
A friend once told me his test of whether he's over an ex is whether it would bother him if they were dating someone else.
Under that logic, I've never gotten over anyone in my life.
Like it or not, your ex is going to move on with his or her life. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah NIV In this concise and powerful book, counselor and award-winning Christian author, Renee Smith Ettline, M. outlines 12 opportunity areas where parents can help their children cope with the realities of divorce.
But that is an agreement — implicit or explicit — with that person.
If your ex argues this is harming the kids, well let him take you to court for inviting a nice man along with you to Applebee’s. And if you are the mom going bananas because you heard from your kids / the ex / his cousin / Facebook that his new girlfriend about whom everyone has more or less nice things to say has been staying over at his place, check yourself.She also has a myriad of fears about Tom’s new girlfriend becoming a part of the lives of her children. She isn’t prepared for this part of the reality of divorce.How dare he want to bring this new woman into the lives of their children?That is right: Your romantic life is none of your ex’s business. Now, you may follow Gwyneth Paltrow and the pat divorce advice that informs you to constantly communicate with your ex and involve them in all decisions that involve the kids.Some people have really beautiful relationships with their exes, or friendly or civilized relationships. As in any relationship — platonic, romantic, familial, professional — you conduct yourself with dignity and according to the understanding of disclosure with the other party.
Because this is just the reality of a two-household family.