Dealing your ex wife dating
I asked him how he felt and he said 'fine.' I took his temperature and it was one hundred degrees. Tomorrow's my day, so let me know if you're keeping him home from school so we can coordinate pick-up.
I told myself I'd wait until morning to decide what to do. I considered calling the doctor, but Tommy said he didn't want to miss his science presentation today. I'll assume you're sending him with meds unless I hear otherwise." When replying to a provocative email, wait at least one hour before pressing "send." After you've calmed down (assuming you still want to reply), edit aggressively -- using The Boundaried Response as your guide.
If you find yourself in this situation, you need to be prepared.
(*A note here: Of course, there are varying degrees of gravity -- a former fling may be less of a big deal than a serious relationship, and if we're talking about a recent ex-husband or ex-wife and your friend, well, then, we'll go out on a limb and say that perhaps you should reconsider your friendship unless there is an extremely unique circumstance.) If you've found yourself facing this situation as the person whose friend and ex are now dating, here are a few tips on how to handle yourself with style and grace: Have a support system handy: It's nice to ask one or two close friends to help you out.
What won't be excused is dishonesty -- for example, making your friend believe it's "nothing serious" when it really is, or lying about where you really were on Friday night when you bailed on that group dinner.