Re: Chronicles of the Good Guy
So it's been 8 months since D was final. I feel like I passed a milestone tonight (or proved that I had already passed it a while back). I didn't feel a thing, good or bad, to hear that Ex was with another man tonight. To be honest I haven't heard a lot about her overall recently. The old me might have really gotten upset. Not the new me.
Ex has leveled her life out. Not ideal but at least fairly predictable. She was picking up D7 from after school care to keep her overnight tonight. Because today was a school day, D7 couldn't take her normal bag o' goodies with her to school, so I kept it in my car so that Ex could meet me to get the bag. When she showed up, I was inside work, but instead of texting "I'm here", she parked a ways off and came inside. I guided her directly to my car and while I got her the bag, she said "just so you know, I have someone with me tonight. I will not introduce him to D7 as anything other than my friend". I guess she has known this guy "a while" (OK...) so I reiterated to her that as long as she didn't introduce him as anything other than her friend, I was OK with that for now. I was pleased with that and she left. I felt good after. There was no drama. I felt..... nothing. Thats why I think the milestone actually happened a while back and I didn't even notice it.
If she sees this guy for a while and it looks more serious I will want to at least meet him, look him in the eye and assess (for my daughter's sake), but feeling nothing tonight lifted a big weight off my shoulders.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend folks!