For the most part, my ex and I get along well. That hasn’t always been the situation though. In the beginning there was conflict and when I’m conflicted I have a way with words. And, I’ve been known to throw around a few labels … nicknames to vent my less-than-fond feelings for my ex.
I’m happy to say we have figured out how to co-parent our kids. We manage vacation schedules without a lot of conflict. He pays child support without question, and I get a good alimony. All in all, I am very lucky and have nothing to complain about.
Still, we got divorced for a reason – we don’t always agree and are not always on the same page.
Over the years I have come up with 10 nicknames for my ex depending on what button he has managed to push. Only shared with my best friends, of course – he has no idea!
Care to share any special “labels” you’ve used on your ex?
For when my ex is acting particularly aggressively, like when he insisted he should get the kids for both Christmas and Easter.
When my ex tries to get out of something he has promised to do, like taking the kids to an event or day out. Leaving me to pick up the pieces.
When my ex is a softie with the kids and says yes to something I've already said no to.