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Old 10-28-2013, 08:37 PM
PolyinPractice PolyinPractice is offline
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Originally Posted by Tonberry View Post
I find that interesting. I wouldn't want the kids not to know the relationship I have with their dad.
The type of relationship you're describing seems to be a live in one...and I'm assuming you put in equal time with the children (though I know few mothers willing to give up that kind of time to another woman!). I prefer one in which I'm something in between, not a mother, not an aunt, not a stranger. Also, I don't like live in for myself. I want my own space.

I'd rather keep myself as "friend of the family," which kids understand and are comfortable with....then some weird "aunt" role, which they don't understand, and might be interpreted as "new mother." Probably paranoid, but unless my change dramatically simplifies, I don't want that as another hassle to deal with.
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