How do I compete..?
When my long-term partner said she was leaving me, I assumed it was for a man – but she’s moved in with another woman, who the kids call Aunty.
I don’t know how to compete or respond. My ex wants me to accept we’re over. How am I supposed to tell people what’s happened without looking like a proper tool? Gareth, 39
For starters, flower, you can’t compete. Maybe your ex has been struggling with her sexuality for a long time.
You must try to move on. The kids seem happy if they’re calling her new partner Aunty. And your ex is happy, so tell anyone who asks that it just didn’t work out for you.
It’s not your fault, now learn to accept it like your kids have.