"My ex and I are not on speaking terms," she adds. "We communicate only by e-mail. We talk only when he wants to argue that his child support payments are too high."
Still, they make every effort "to be polite to each other," she says.
"But I had no idea that my ex would be bringing his girlfriend to Back to School Night. I don't think she should have been there. I want to create some boundaries here. Is she now going to show up for every school function?"
Some moms we've spoken to tell us that it's important to consider the following questions:
How long has your ex been dating his new girlfriend? (Say, three months versus one year?) Is this relationship serious?
How do your kids feel about the ex bringing that new girl/boyfriend to their school?
Another single mom, LoveBabz, says that it is crucial to look at the REAL issue here: "It's not about the ex bringing a friend/partner/lover/whatever. I think it's about the ex-spouse who is still struggling with being separated/divorced/unpartnered."
So, we're wondering: Do momlogic readers feel it's appropriate for boy/girlfriends to attend school events?
Do you have the right to know if your ex is going to bring that new girl/boyfriend to your child's school?
|Rachel Sarah, a.k.a. "Single Mom Seeking" blogs at SingleMomSeeking.com and co-founded SingleMommyHood.com, the first-ever website to offer "a whole new way to think about life."|