Hey guys, Im H (25), brand new to this site, so not super familiar with the abbreviations but will try my best.
In short, met my current partner K (35) 6 months ago, at work. hes recently divorced from the Ex (34) (like 6 months prior, she was having an affair with a younger man and left K)
** I was on visa with my ex 'S', were good friends, relationship broke down but was definetly breaking the rules not declaring relationship was over to Dept of immi. **
Theyve got 2 kids D5, S10.
Little background. My boyfriend has three teenage kids, who have accepted me as their father's new partner. I am the first person my boyfriend has introduce to his family since he separated from his wife 3 years ago.
My boyfriend is a loving father and a reaponsible ex-husband. He is generous to the mother of his kids, her family and common friends. I was also married and unfortunately my ex and I were unable to conceive.
My wife slept with her ex, the father of her children one night drunk after I (cheated on) and left her. We reconciled. 3 years later I found out and dumped her. Is there anyone in a similar situation (with step kids and all) who stayed and worked through it?
Ever since EX1 and EX2 and SD21 made their disagreement with us getting engaged be known, I've been on a mission: learning how to disengage from them and their drama and still hold onto my relationship. This sh*t is hard. We have broken up in the past due to this drama with them. FH has a tendency to run when it gets tough because that's all he's ever done. But he doesn't want to continue that behavior and he also doesn't want to let them dictate anything we do. He wants me by his side at every event, even if they don't like it.