It will be my privilege to be a close friend the rest of your life.
There are hurt feelings, bruised egos, and questions swirling about who's at fault. Divorce makes it incredibly tough for both spouses to move on with their lives. It's even tougher when a mother learns that her ex-husband has a new girlfriend in his life, the same life shared with her children.
You'd expect the Mother Bear in her to come out and put the new girlfriend in her place. However, what this mother did in a note written to her ex husband's new girlfriend is the example of how we all should want to act in the same situation. Tina Plantamura You must be cringing as you read this. That is not at all what this letter is about.
I would like to welcome you. Yes, I said relationship, but not by its standard definition. The children keep us in a relationship, much like your work keeps you in a relationship with your boss. If success is the goal, whether in work or parenting, the relationship between those who strive for that is important.
I will not fill this letter with none-of-my-business-type of advice on how to treat a man I have known since I was All I will say on the subject of us is what I say to everyone: And because they love and admire him, all of these things will make them happier, too.
I want you to know that it is so important to be yourself around us. Just like you, we are also fumbling through the newness of your place in our lives.
We trust that if you are good enough for him, you are good enough for us. We expect you to have quirks, flaws, and a uniqueness about you that might leave us scratching our heads from time to time. Or say nothing at all. It will feel awkward at first, maybe, but I hope that changes quickly.
While the kids know very well that their father and I are divorced and done, they need to know that we are united in our support of them, and this is one of the many ways we will unapologetically display that support.
I want them to look out at the audience while on stage and see all of us together watching them with pride and excitement. Many of my friends have asked me if sitting between their father and stepfather feels weird.
I have done weirder things to esteem, encourage, teach and build my sons.Michael Cheshire did just that when he posted a letter to his ex of 20 years, writing: You deserve an award for making it 20 years with a man like me. We both know I'm not easy to love. Ad Blocker Detected. However, what this mother did in a note written to her ex husband's new girlfriend is the example of how we all should want to act in the same situation.
I will not fill this letter with none-of-my-business-type of advice on how to treat a man I have known since I was Writing these letters may feel strange; they’re more about feeling and less about thinking.
9 thoughts on “ 6 Letters to Write After Divorce ” Ray says: December 11, at pm I wrote a letter to my Ex about all the things I forgave her for. I never sent it, but it wasn’t for her.
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