Actually believes parents should prohibit kids from dating
They could easily lie themselves or they could be talking to someone else who is.Yes, if you’re lucky, you can write into your divorce decree that your ex cannot have overnight visitors, or provisions around sleeping arrangements. To not bad mouth the person who has just gutted us. If you haven’t achieved “meh” about your ex, fake it around your kids. But when you feel yourself spiraling out of control, obsessing over your ex and the AP, put the focus back on yourself. You really have an opportunity to show your kids what grace looks like in the face of adversity. How to survive and thrive (but focus on survive right now, thrive will come later). These are the days where you wish you had an uncle in the Russian Mafia or a lynch mob at your personal disposal. Take it on faith that your kids will figure it out in time. Oh, and don’t let your kids jerk you around and do the humiliating dance of “pick me” with them either. (If they’re teenagers, they don’t love you right now anyway.) You’ve still got a job to do — so do it! By then your ex will be on their 15th ex-affair partner probably. I had a judge write this into a custody decree with my ex, and I didn’t even ask for it. To not try to protect your kids from the affair partner who aided and abetted in the destruction of their family. IMO, it’s okay to tell them why you’re divorcing (i.e., “mom cheated”) but not okay to editorialize (i.e., “because mom is a whore”). Children have been known to exploit an opportunity to play one parent off the other. Life has a way of filling in the bigger picture so you don’t have to. Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet.