New here introduction and to say hi... kinda long sorry!
My name is Shelly im 28 and live in Central Texas, I left my sons father back in April (on the ex's birthday none the less) and moved back into a duplex my mom owns. I was never married to him thank God! But our split was ugly to say the least about it. He ended up hooked on xanex and spice and just could not function anymore, say nothing about get a job. He hasn't worked the most of our 5 year relationship and I decided enough was enough and moved out. He has yet to own up to the fact that he has a problem with drugs and thinks he did nothing wrong to cause us to split. He got a job the day after I moved out I guess he figured he was going to have to take care of himself so he needed to pull his head out of his butt and do something. I have yet to see a dime of child support and he hasn't kept Calvin (our 3 year old) since we left, not that I want him to while he's strung out. He was verbally abusive to me and the kids, he had a 9 year old son living with us as well from his previous marriage. When we first got together he was nothing like he is today he was caring and actually worked for a living! Anyways things since the split have yet to become civil between us he called me the other night 21 times between 3 and 420 AM! I finally told him I was going to call and file harassment charges if he didn't stop so he did, and then I woke up to an OMG text from him telling me all the stupid shit he could think of, he's sorry, he loves me still, he wants us back together you get the picture. Well im not going back, actually I met a man this weekend that I really like so far. He's caring and actually listens when you talk to him, asks about my day and all the things a man should do for his spouse/ gf whatever they are. I know it seems soon but I feel im ready to start over and stop living in the past. He came out and met me at the park while my son played on the playground and just talked to me. We have kept in touch via text and phone calls since then. Im not pushing anything fast this time im just going to take it day by day and see where it goes with him. He lives about 45 mins from me so not to bad and so far he's the one willing to make the trip to see me. Tell me im not crazy for thinking about starting over again? If there is anything I left out just ask and ill check back in later.