I do a live-in separation with my ex husband..meaning i live upstairs and he lives in the suite. We have been separated for 5 years..doing this arrangement which is working great. The kids know mom and Dad are not a couple..but we get along great..co-parent like pros and each have our freedom to do what we want. I met a man about 6 months ago and fell in love. My new love has met my kids, parents etc. My new love seemed fine with my arrangement at first. I explained to him that this arrangment is financially feasible for us as we are low income, keeps a nice roof over the kids heads and doesnt disrupt their lives. Alot of people do live-in separations with great success. However, it seems my new love is pressuring me to make other plans..such as me move out on my own. I am a stay at home mother being supported by my ex..kids are young..personally i would struggle and my kids would ultimately suffer. He is suddenly not as understanding as he used to be. Now..i have been honest with him from the start and told him my situation is not going to change anytime soon. I have a feeling that i wont ever be able to have a decent relationship because no man will be secure enough to deal with this. Your thoughts please?
on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:08 PM