I have been wanting to post this series for awhile now, I mean. I’m sure I could write a book on the top, but we will stick with the 5 Rules to Dating my Ex-Husband. We have been “separated” 8 months now. 8 months.. may not seem like a long time, but let me inform you, it’s been a roller-coaster of a 8 months. These last 4 months can’t go by fast enough. In the state of VA, you have to be separated (living apart) for 12 months before you can file for divorce. Well during that time, you’re also not suppose to date other people, but who am I to judge. But since I was with the guy or 9 years together, almost 8 of those years actually married to him. For how much I’m suppose to not like him or whatnot. I hope he at least keeps these in mind, when he finds his replacement or whatever. Here are my 5 Rules to Dating my Ex-Husband, not necessary something to follow, but something to just remember.
1) I don’t want him back, I PROMISE!
Trust me, when I tell you this. You know the whole, ‘fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me’ I took him back once before to “work things out”, well we tried and it didn’t work out. Therefore, I’m done with second chances. I have moved on, I want someone who wants to be with me.
I want.. I deserve the respect I put into a relationship. Therefore, he’s your problem now.
2. I’m going to always be in his life, deal with it.
If you’re unaware of how this works is.. once you have kids with someone, you’re forever in their lives. Because you share something in common, which are the kids for the record. Now, I know because things are a tad different there was other things we agreed two. We’re gonna text, email & even talk face to face. Get it? I’m gonna be around.
3. No need to compete with me, they already have a mom.
Yup, their mom happens to love them more than life itself. No need for you to spoil one child more than the other. For that matter, there’s four kids in total, if you plan on spoiling one, you spoil them all. We’re not picking favorites here. There’s no reason you need to buy my kid’s love. That’s pretty shady of you to do, it’s not cute. I suggest you stop now before they catch on. There’s only so many Hello Kitty & Minnie Mouses items before, they will just move on. Want a child to like you? show them. But then again, don’t expect them to call you mom either, they have one, they have no reason for another.
4. Don’t be younger, prettier, skinnier than me.
If you are, that’s fine. But don’t flaunt it, don’t brag, don’t rub it in my face. I mean, it’s kinda hard to upgrade from someone this awesome (heck yea! I’m confident in myself! lol). Divorces are traumatic enough, I don’t need to deal with your bullshit on top of everything else.
5. These aren’t threats, just friendly advice!
If you have read this far along, maybe you learned something, maybe you didn’t. You know, I could care less either way. I am here to just give you some simple advice. After all, if you decide to keep him, then he’s your problem now.