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Old 01-12-2018, 02:16 PM
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Don't know why people, after going through nasty divorces, want to enter into another live-in relationship.

I'd be pissed off if I were one of your children. Sure you call the shots but why not simply focus on raising your children and seeing your friend at your respective residences?
this is my thought exactly. I feel like divorce is traumatic enough, there is no way I would ever put my kids through a new partner. I am pretty committed to never having a partner unless my children are adults.

At the ages your children are, I think you have a pretty normal reaction, and I wouldnt be too quick to assume that mom is driving it. No 12 year old wants to think about their parent with a new partner. Your 12 year old is thinking of himself and himself alone, not how you feel about it, and that is completely developmentally normal.
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