When two people decide to call it quits, things between them may get ugly, especially if there is a child involved. Fighting for the custody of the kids, feeling resentment towards one another, and even saying things you may later regret saying, splitting up is never easy.
And if the exes aren’t really on good terms, just imagine what happens when a new partner enters the life of one of them. Many times, the relationship between one and their ex’s partner are superficial, unnatural, and full of bitterness. It might be because of the fact that now another person is involved in the process of bringing up their child.
The kids, however, may simply find their parent’s new relationship strange and refuse to bond with their mom’s or dad’s new partner, but it may also happen for them to accept them. I personally believe this depends on how the other parent feels about their ex’s new person.
Audrey Loving and Corey Henry first met whey they were just 18. The two loved each other so much and had a daughter. But as time passed by, they struggled keeping their long-distance relationship on track and eventually broke up. Audrey got full custody of their daughter Riley, but her now ex partner is still part of the girl’s life.
After spending some time being single, Henry got involved into an emotional relationship with another woman. And if you think this is where the real trouble started, you can’t be more wrong. After learning how her ex moved on and met someone, Audrey was determined to teach her daughter to love this new person who was now part of their life.
Audrey was brought up in such a family herself and knows how hard it was for her to keep balance between what she had with her mom and her step-mom and didn’t want her daughter to experience the same thing.
It turned out sweet Riley listened to her mom and gave her dad’s girlfriend a chance and now the two are very close. Audrey is proud of her daughter and at the same time she is grateful this woman loves her little kid so much.
This is the thank you letter Audrey shared on her Facebook page:
“This is my daughter’s father’s girlfriend. The sweetest thing ever! I’m super thankful for her because when she visits her dad she feeds her, takes care of her, buys her gifts, and basically takes care of her like her own. Why do all these moms act so spiteful and jealous towards the other women? NOONE said it was easy trying to be a mother to a kid you didn’t have. So when there is someone trying, don’t push them away! Because they DON’T need the drama they WILL leave and then you’re stuck with someone who is the evil step mom. Yes they exist! I see them everywhere! A kid can have two moms because in my eyes the more people that love her I’m happy! I would never make her feel like an outsider; I’m extremely thankful for this girl.
Ladies, grow up and focus on being a good mom. Love more hate less!”
People who found themselves in a similar situation believe Audrey is a great parent who’d do anything to see her child happy. We hope this could serve as an example for others struggling to come to terms with the relationship between their kids and their ex’s new partners.