Well, the statistics against relationships working in which you are trying to combine kids is pretty clear that it is very difficult. And exactly because of situations that you have described here. Different ideas of parenting, on different pages regarding your kids verses his and his kids verses yours, etc. It's difficult to combine families like this and can be complicated.
It can be done though if both parties are willing to work together. Doesn't sound like that is the case with this current boyfriend.
I'd follow what you say in the title of this post and stick to that. good luck
Thank you so very much. It hurts but I love my kids more.
Well, your a good mama. sometimes it can work out when a man and woman get together and have kids. Don't give up hope. Sometimes it is best to just cut your losses and find someone that is more willing to work with you on things. good luck
I think you did the right thing, but you both are going to have to deal with each other with this new baby on the way So, you will have to find a way to work through your differences in order to parent the baby on the way.
It is difficult to blend a family....true, but it is NOTHING that is impossible. In my opinion, it is just difficult raising children and having two parents AGREE on dealing with issues in regards to the children.
Sometimes people just clash and don't get along regardless of whether they are trying to blend a family or not.
Baby. Oh yeah. Yes. You are tied to this man forever. Hopefully you will be able to work for the best interest for your shared child. I still think that from the story you told, that the relationship with this man will be difficult. Your communication seems to not be in sync and he reacts badly to you and you to him. That makes it hard to get on the same page. Maybe take a step back and approach it in a different way.
If not to be a couple now which I just think sounds like there is a lot to overcome then to at least coparent your baby. good luck