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I'm Conflicted About When to Introduce My Kids to My New Love Interest: Advice?

I’m Conflicted About When to Introduce My Kids to My New Love Interest: Advice?

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?

How Do You Know When It's Time to Walk Away From an Unsatisfying Marriage (Despite Big Objections from Family)?

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Walk Away From an Unsatisfying Marriage (Despite Big Objections from Family)?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her marriage. She wants to know how she might know it is time to walk away from a marriage she finds unsatisfying. This mom and her husband have four children. Her husband works nights, and therefore sleeps during the day. Though she thinks he is a good dad, she finds herself taking care of the kids on her own due to his schedule. She says she also does not love him anymore. They have tried couples therapy and other solutions, but she feels she may be ready to walk away. But complicating factors include a lack of her own resources and an unsupportive family.

My Husband Is Leaving Me for Someone Younger: Where Do I Go From Here?

My Husband Is Leaving Me for Someone Younger: Where Do I Go From Here?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her husband. She says she recently learned her husband is leaving her for a younger woman. He has told her she needs to move out of the house they built together, and even more tragic, they share three children together. This mom doesn’t know what to do or who to turn to. Should she try and stay and fight? Should she just pick up, leave, and move on? Below, the community shares their advice for this mom in need.