09-11-2009, 04:18 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
| | Re: How far out do you tell people?
Flame: Yes, we have had that reaction pretty much from everyone we have told so far. I guess we all keep the dirty laundry in the closet, huh? I never thought of the taking sides issue. Its a hard thing to say, as you dont' want to subconsiously say anything that paints a bad light on things to make people uncomfortable around the family, but others have a right to know.
We will probably tell the rest of the close contacts with the kids so if issues come up, they are aware if it and can help, like you say M22. I'd just hate to have them get hammered by someone and then get the teacher blindsided by not knowing.
Plus, like you say dobo, they need to know about being around each of us. There are plenty of divorces that are agressive or abusive in nature, so they need to know that we are working for amicability in this, and that neither of us needs to be away from the kids.