Divorced but cohabiting: mother reveals that she still lives under the same roof as her ex-husband and three children – despite having had a new boyfriend in the last THREE years
- Mama reveals that she still lives under the same roof as her ex-husband and three children
- Melissa said she and her estranged husband had decided to divorce four years ago
- But since then they live together in the same house – while she has a new boyfriend
- Melissa said for the past three years that she had a relationship with Daniel
- Melissa said the scheme worked for her family, but Daniel disagrees
Every parent wants what is good for their children – even if that means they live together after a divorce.
And a mother in Sydney has revealed that she still lives under the same roof as her ex-husband and their three children – despite having been with a new husband for the past three years.
Melissa said she and her estranged husband made the decision to end their marriage four years ago – but they decided to live together for the sake of their children – aged 18, 16, and 14.
Melissa has been saying for three years that she has an intimate relationship with her now-friend Daniel, who has a teenage son from his previous marriage.
Although their situation may seem unconventional, Melissa said their arrangement worked for her family, but her boyfriend doesn't seem to be on board.
A mother from Sydney has revealed that she still lives under the same roof as her ex-husband and their three children – despite a relationship with a new man during the past three years (stock image)
& # 39; I felt a bit uncomfortable leaving, because then I had to let the children choose the house they wanted to be with & # 39 ;, she told Kyle and Jackie O on KIISFM.
& # 39; When I was raising the children, I didn't really work, so I couldn't get independent – so Daniel says I find it a bit too comfortable here. In a sense, he may be right, I cannot stand on my own two feet.
& # 39; But then my children would choose their father over Daniel and so I will not see them as much as I would because I know they will certainly not come with me, they will stay here in the parental home. & # 39;
When asked how her sleeping arrangement works with her boyfriend, Melissa said she would be his place because she is not allowed to have him in the parental home.
& # 39; The ex has these rules that I cannot break and that is to keep the parental home as a parental home, & # 39; said Melissa.
& # 39; If I have to enter into a relationship, I have to take my relationship elsewhere. & # 39;
Melissa said she and her estranged husband made the decision to end their marriage four years ago – but they decided to live together for the sake of their children (stock image)
But despite her unconventional situation, Melissa said that co-parenting has worked well with their children since they were living together.
& # 39; The best part of being together under the same roof is that I now work and do night shifts and he works during the day, so we kind of see each other on the way in and out, & she said.
& # 39; So instead of taking the kids to drop them off when I have to go to work, and vice versa, they actually stay in their own house, in their own room, they don't have to pack and go from one place to another. & # 39;
Speaking to Daniel about their arrangement, the father admitted: & # 39; Yes, it drives me crazy sometimes. & # 39;
But the couple is looking forward to living together when the children of Melissa are old enough to live alone in the future.
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