Dating my friends mom
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.
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.
That does mean more demands on his time but that is the reality of parenting and dating.
Part of that adjustment (even if the new partner isn’t a friend’s parent) is emphasizing the continued importance of one-on-one time with the children without the new partner being around.
And yes, if there’s a falling out things could get very uncomfortable.
That’s probably why some people choose to adopt a policy of not dating the parent of one of their kid’s friends or at least until they graduate high school.
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.