One bit of relationship advice for men after a bitter divorce or break-up is usually to look to the future and move on. But that might not be so easy when kids are involved and your ex’s new love is a questionable individual.
We’re talking about the fate of the family at the heart of the popular reality show on TLC, ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’
Set in McIntyre, Georgia, the show follows Honey Boo Boo – Alana Thompson, a 9-year-old girl first made famous on ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ – her three sisters and her parents, Mama June Shannon and Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson. Mama June and Sugar Bear recently separated and she’s now dating a sex offender named Mark McDaniel.
Though this may read like the craziest of soap operas, we assure you this is real life! And TLC cancelled the show upon learning of McDaniel’s legal – and moral – shortcomings.
Sugar Bear is rather upset by this new development, and quite frankly, we don’t blame him, not only about the show being cancelled, but the fact that his child is now possibly living under the same roof as a convicted child molester.
So, what do you do if you don’t care for your ex’s new love interest? Is there any relationship advice for men that need a little help getting over their ex? While your ex-wife’s new boyfriend may not be a convicted criminal, you may have some feelings that you’re going to learn to deal with. Here are some tips:
- A little jealousy is normal. If you feel a little jealous at the fact that your ex is seeing someone new, don’t worry – this is normal. Although it’s confusing to feel jealous over someone you no longer wanted to spend your life with, it’s natural. Just know that this will soon pass.
- Don’t forget why you split up. Divorce is never an easy thing to do, and you both probably had some really valid reasons. Keeping these reasons in mind will help you cope with new chapters in your life, and may even help you get past this period.
- Keep moving forward. Chances are, you’ve heard this a million times, but it’s true. Keep moving forward and live the best life you can. Don’t let your jealousy consume you – stay focused on the positives.
- Your ex deserves happiness, too. If your ex is dating a convicted sex offender and child molester, you shouldn’t compromise by letting this guy near your kids. But, in most cases, this won’t be the issue. Just remember, your ex deserves happiness, just as much as you do – so don’t begrudge her!
Have you had a similar experience that you would like to share? Do you have a word of advice to offer our readers?