Thanks for your response click4it.
My ex and I were together for 8.5 years and we have 2 children under 3.5 years.
I think you've made some good points.
One thing ex and I did before we had children was dine out. It's something I really enjoy and not once in that relationship did ex ever take me out to dinner. I always had to arrange stuff.
I guess I'm just missing that side of a relationship, just being in someone's company and having a good chat over dinner.
I know it will happen one day!
On another note I've joined a photography group who meet twice monthly. They meet up to take pictures and go for food and drinks afterwards to chat about photography.
I'm so excited about going to my first meet up as I've not had the energy or time to practise photography since becoming a mother. It's been a keen hobby of mine for over 10 years and I'm very slowly putting things in place so that I can start to make money from it.
It's ironic really as I have more time to spend on myself now that I'm not putting wasted energy into ex.
And, I'm even going to buy myself a new swanky lens for my camera as a birthday treat!
Thank you for making me pause for a moment. :)