Weird to stay close to ex’s mother?
Helen, 32 Belfast
My ex and I split up 18 months ago and I have a new partner who I’ve been dating for about six months. But he’s not happy I still see my ex’s mum.
We were close when I was dating her son, and I consider her a friend. Yet my current partner thinks that all we talk about is my ex, when we don’t at all. He says I should stop seeing her or he’ll leave me.
I’m gutted as I don’t want him to go, but I don’t want to lose a friend. Should I stop seeing my ex’s mum for him?
Pick Me Up! reader Sarah Jauch says, ‘There’s nothing wrong in saying hello to your ex’s mum, or having a chat if you bump into her. But if there are no kids involved, I think it’s a bit unfair on your new partner to see a lot of her. Put yourself in his shoes. I’m sure you’d be a bit put out.’
Pick Me Up! reader Samantha Cooper says, ‘Tell him to accept you’re friends with her or leave. It sounds as though he’s already trying to control and dictate who you can and cannot be friends with, by threatening to leave if you don’t comply. That should be ringing some serious alarm bells.’