Going through a divorce can be a truly painful experience, especially when children are involved. In such cases, most ex-couples try to get on well with one another for the sake of their kids, but that’s not always the case.
Just recently, a Reddit user asked if he was right that he wanted to share part of his lottery winnings with his ex-wife who is also a mother of their two children. His girlfriend, however, is furious at the idea of sharing the money. He wants to see what others think. Take a look at the entire post below.
“I recently won a huge amount of money. I won’t say exactly how much but it’s in the millions. It makes me feel funny even typing it enough to change the life of myself and my family.
“My ex wife is the mother of my 2 kids. She is an amazing woman and good to the bone. We divorced 6 years ago because I had an affair with my current partner. I was in a low place in my life and I screwed up. She was in incredible pain but – like a saint she allowed me to still see our kids who mean the world to me, allowed our divorce to be as pain free as possible despite the fact that I know she was hurting. She still is close with my parents. She is respectful to me although she refuses to talk to my gf.
“She was actually the first person I phoned after my mom and pops after I found out I won the lottery. She was pleased with me, joked that I could take the kids on a world round trip, and that was that. Nothing else. As soon as I won, I knew I wanted to give her a significant amount. I still love her. She’s the mother of my babies and I feel like this is some small tiny way I can show her that I’m not a complete idiot. She deserves to know that I care despite my mistakes. She also works a sh***y job in the public library which pays her peanuts- she would actually be able to pursue her hobbies this way. Give our kids a better life between us. I haven’t discussed this with my ex yet, but I have with my parents who strongly agree and my lawyer who was very surprised but on board.
“Long story short, when I told my gf, she was my livid. Screaming that I’m disrespecting her, accusing me of still being in love with my ex wife- I’m not in love with her. We’ve both grown apart, but of course I still love her for being an excellent co parenting partner and mother to my kids. My gf is threatening to break up with me, and to be honest I’m feeling incredibly relieved over the threats. I don’t plan on changing my plans. Am I making the right decision?“
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