As a child, being forced to deal with your parents falling out of love with one another can be emotionally draining.
Many couples try to hide the truth from their children, but as is often the case, the kids know more than what their parents are letting on. But perhaps the biggest struggle with falling out of love and finding love again is the stereotypical responses that come with finding a new partner. Moms and dads will say that they want what’s best for their child, but with labels such as “the other woman” and other forms of badmouthing directed toward an ex’s latest love interest, it’s nearly impossible to show your child that separated families can still come together for their kids.
Rather than seeing her ex’s new girlfriend as competition, this mom of one is accepting of the new woman in her daughter’s life.