“I have a problem and really could use some advice from other moms. I have three kids. They are all from a previous relationship, and their father is no longer in the picture…”
A mom writes in asking for advice about introducing her kids to a potential new love interest of hers. This mom, who is currently in the process of finalizing her divorce from her children’s’ father, is wondering if it is too soon to introduce her kids to a new man. She has known this man for a long time and has been circling a new relationship with him for several months. She wants him to meet her children, but he thinks it is too soon; he says he would rather wait until her divorce is finalized. But this mom anticipates it may be another year before the divorce is final, and she wants to know how her kids and the new man will get along. What’s the best bet?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her boyfriend. She says she just moved in with her boyfriend, and they had their first blowout argument. She later came to learn that, after their fight, he called his ex-wife, with whom he shares children, to vent about the argument. This mom is highly uncomfortable with this revelation, and not because she’s jealous. In fact, she really likes his ex-wife. She just feels that some things in a relationship should not be aired publicly in such a fashion. Is she wrong? Was it wrong of her boyfriend to vent to his ex?
A woman writes in asking for advice about her boyfriend. She says that her boyfriend recently told her they needed to take some time apart. After dating for two months, this woman says they argued frequently about petty things. Her boyfriend has not been very clear about how long he wants this break to be, but he says that he cares about her. She is worried that this was a rebound relationship and that maybe she should let it go for good, but first, she wanted to ask for advice.
A man writes in asking for his advice about his little sister. He says his sister is about to graduate from high school, and after, she plans to move out of state and in with her boyfriend, whom she has never actually met in person. This man wants to support his sister’s decision and doesn’t want to come across as too overprotective, but he wants to make sure she is making a smart, safe choice.
A mom writes in asking for advice about her boyfriend. She says that her boyfriend of six months, whom she hasn’t seen recently due to the ongoing pandemic lockdowns, is constantly following and unfollowing his ex, who also happens to be the mother of his child, on Instagram. She has tried to ask her boyfriend what it means, but he just tells her not to worry about it. Should she be concerned that something is going on?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her relationship with her boyfriend. She says her boyfriend is great — not abusive, a good father, a supportive partner — but she is still not happy with him. She is wondering if she owes it to their 6-month-old daughter to stay with him, despite the fact she feels like starting her own life without him.