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#1 of 2 Old 07-24-2013, 10:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I just recently entered into a serious relationship with someone I have intentions of spending the rest of my life with.  Him and I live together.  I'm also trying to co-parent with my ex husband.  We share custody of our daughter (6yo) 50/50.  It's extremely difficult because we have struggled with co-parenting now for almost 4 yrs.   That's how long we've been divorced but it seems it's really been that way since the beginning.  Anyway...  I struggle with getting frustrated with my ex and needing someone to vent to and my current boyfriend gets to hear about it.  I know it's not good, I know my current boyfriend gets upset and doesn't want to hear these things because he loves me and he wants to protect me.  This ends in negative feelings between the 2 of them which makes things even more stressful.  I don't know how to fix what I've already said and I need advice on how to keep my mouth shut and just let things be.  

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I have had this problem also. I felt guilty talking to my friends and family about all the problems my ex and I have co parenting. I think this is why I turned to this message board. I can get my point across to people in my same situation, and even in more detail than you can a partner or family/friend. Writing it down( the good, the bad, and the ugly) has made me a great deal more confident in dealing with the struggles of co parenting, as well as kept me from burdening others with my issues ! good luck !  

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