If it were, it wouldn’t have become a problem in the first place!And unless all three adults are on good terms, there’s a good chance the kids will get caught in the middle and suffer for it.Here’s some advice that’ll help keep you — and your new relationship — as drama-free as possible.If you’ve just started dating a single parent and have gotten rumblings that the ex is displeased — with how you deal with the kids or because you’re keeping your new amour away from family duties — don’t assume the situation will improve once you two become an official item or are married. But staying in contact with your ex following a breakup? By remaining in each other’s lives, you run the risk of a post-breakup rendezvous, holding onto feelings for your ex, and in general delaying your ability to heal and move on quickly (and without additional heartache). This is actually one of the single most important steps you can follow during your breakup recovery. No Online Ex-Bashing After a breakup, it’s only natural to feel some residual anger, resentment, bitterness, etc.
In fact, they’re engaged, as evidenced by the huge shiny rock on her left hand. Think about what you can do in six months—train for a marathon, plan and take a well-deserved vacation, buy property, change jobs, heal and move on.“She liked being in charge, and with me around, she didn’t have as much control.” Unfortunately, Cindy’s experience is hardly unusual—many single people who’ve dated divorcés with kids have dealt with an ornery ex-spouse.Since kids are involved, these exes often feel it’s their right to meddle in your relationship, no matter how new it is.That’s why I thought it would be great to meet and see if you had any concerns.” If you have kids of your own, say so—this can help assuage their anxiety.Then, dive right into any questions you have about the kids, like “I hear that your son has asthma; is there anything I should know about if he has an attack?