In this episode I address a reader’s question:
I’m going to introduce the guy I’m seeing to my kids. Do I need to tell my ex? Even if it’s not serious?
Great question! Have a listen for my answer! Bottom lines:
- It’s none of your ex’s business — or vice versa.
- If you have a great and open relationship with your ex, then you should tell him because not telling him in your case would be weird.
- If your kids are at risk of getting stuck in the middle of this pickle — say, might lie about meeting your new guy to protect their dad’s feelings, or avoid a family fight — then you should also tell your ex in this case.
I also give you specific scripts for sharing your dating status with your kids’ dad, and tools for owning your truth, even if your ex calls you a filthy whore to your face (my story, maybe not your own).
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Emma Johnson is a veteran money journalist, noted blogger, bestselling author and an host of the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother with Emma Johnson. A former Associated Press Financial Wire reporter and MSN Money columnist, Emma has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Oprah.com, U.S. News, Parenting, USA Today and others. Her #1 bestseller, The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), was named to the New York Post’s ‘Must Read” list.
Emma regularly comments on issues of modern families, gender equality, divorce, sex and motherhood for outlets like CNN, Headline News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, CNBC, NPR, TIME, MONEY, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Doctors. She was named Parents magazine’s “Best of the Web,” “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and a “Most Eligible New Yorker” by New York Observer.
A popular speaker, Emma presented at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality. Read more about Emma here.