I have been having a great time getting to know SO. We have spent a great deal of time together and my three young adult children know about me dating. All three are very supportive, however, my youngest DS is a lot like his father (my X). I keep thinking DS will use the information of me dating in some way when he gets angry.
As DS will get mad at X and vengefully tell him I am dating or get mad at me and tell X. I don't like my DS being a loaded gun so I thought I would remove the ammunition.
I had to call X to check on the pups and some money X still owes me. And it out of my mouth comes: " I just thought I let you know that I am dating pretty seriously and all three kids know ... I didn't want youngest DS to have this information to use against me or you so I just thought I would put it out there ... "
His response, "I guess this is the one of the times that I am glad I don't have any emotions ... I am happy that your so happy"
So long story short ... I feel so great and I am thankful for my new life! It is not about X's response it is all about being straight forward and honest. Yes it is none of his business but I feel like I just eliminated a "line of drama" from my life ... and it is so peaceful not to worry.