My best friend dating my ex boyfriend
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I’ve simply been pleased that, from time to time, my ex husband and I are able to set aside our differences and be there together for our children, even if it is just for ice cream.
He will exist, at least as a minor character, in your life together, and, if your boyfriend can’t wrap his head around that and can’t appreciate how maintaining a friendly relationship with your ex — including joining him and the kids or inviting him to join you guys for ice cream after a game — positively affects your children’s well-being (and is the ONLY reason you continue such a relationship with your ex), then you should know that now, before you become more invested in your relationship.
Even if your boyfriend isn’t ready to be to involved in your kids’ lives, he should be able to support your dedication to them and, by extension, your commitment to modeling healthy co-parenting for them.
You are showing them how important they are to you, not simply by giving lip service to your love for them, but by making their emotional well-being a top priority. It’s a red flag that I would file away as a warning sign.
Their self-esteem, their relationship with you and their father, and their future romantic relationships will all benefit from the work you are investing now. Unfortunately, your boyfriend is not as committed to your kids’ well-being as you are. He’s acting jealous and not terribly compassionate.