My Ex-Husband is Getting Remarried Too Soon

Dear Robin:

My husband and I divorced 13 months ago and he is already engaged. We have one child who is 13 and lives with us each half time.

We generally enjoy a good post-divorce relationship but this announcement has me worried about our daughter.  I’m thinking of asking for more parenting time and if he doesn’t agree my lawyer is suggesting I initiate a modification proceeding.

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Ex’s Husband’s Wife is Overstepping with My Kids

Readers:

“Boss Boning Blaire” saw my preview yesterday and emailed me to add some pertinent new developments.  Those developments require further work on that blog so bear with me as I take the time needed to fully appreciate her situation.

In the meantime, some of you can probably relate to the letter below, whether you are a parent whose kids have stepparents or a stepparent yourself.  Blended families are tough but it’s possible for everyone to get along!  Or is it…

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Toxic Friends, Life Jackets, and Champagne

Dear Readers:

I have received countless letters on unequal and toxic relationships whether romantic partners, business associates, friends, or family.  

I wrote this for another publication but it was rejected for “sounding young,” amongst other issues.  What do you think?  Is it only the young (or the old and immature) who experience toxic relationships?  Please comment and share!

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Robin: I’ve Tried it Your Way!

Dear Robin:

I am a divorced mom with twins off to college in the fall.

My divorce was awful and I have tried for years to have a better relationship with my ex-husband. I have actually sent him things you have written about blended and reorganized families and how much healthier it is for everyone to get along.

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