Parenting tips on handling teen dating
So, if I think introducing a new relationship to our daughter should go differently, then the one and ONLY place I have a say in that, is in my own new love relationship.But I have no right to expect a say in my what ex does. God, Father of that precious perfect Babe in the manger, will you help me experience the answers to these questions? What if I lived with eagerness to bless those who don’t expect blessings from me, and to do it in ways where I get little or no “credit,” but God gets the glory in ways that inspire hope in those who are touched?I know there are significant elements of the holiday season that are irritating or even downright painful for some. So, God, here I am this Christmas season, asking you to make of me what you will, so that Jesus can be even more present in this soul-sick world.
Talk for five minutes with any divorced person and you’ll soon hear a gripe about their ex: “Can you believe what he/she did now?! ”You likely have a few gripes of your own about YOUR ex, right? But I didn’t feel true outrage until he started a new relationship. ) and that (when that time came) the ex-spouse was to meet that “someone new” before our daughter ever rules just three months after we separated when he started dating a kindergarten teacher at our daughter’s elementary school." data-reactid="28"So, how ironic that despite all of his posturing about that agreement being necessary for the good of our daughter … He and I were not in love, so when we split, I felt pretty nonchalant about the idea of him meeting someone new. But, what I was NOT prepared for was how much my Mama Bear instincts would rear up and let out a primal ROAR when he introduced his new girlfriend (now wife) into our daughter’s life." data-reactid="26"But, what I was NOT prepared for was how much my Mama Bear instincts would rear up and let out a primal ROAR when he introduced his new girlfriend (now wife) into our daughter’s life.marrying that person (uhm, say what?!my ex broke his own rules just three months after we separated when he started dating a kindergarten teacher at our daughter’s elementary school.He can court the new woman in his life, propose, and have a wedding ceremony any way he wants. Being a kind and gracious person is an important priority to me (yep, even when my Mama Bear temper is flaring up).And getting over myself on this one allows wonderful benefits for our daughter. So, one thing I make myself do every time I got annoyed at my ex and his new wife is imagine how I might feel in their shoes.
So, is biting my tongue and letting ex-drama slide easy? But there’s an amazing benefit of taking the high road first, as often and as consistently as you can.