JC, i have to agree with Badge on the fact if all was sweet in the world of romance you wouldnt be posting on a forum asking advice from total
so far its clear to most of us as to how this relationship is.
at #1, we have her ex. he has ALL the power including power over you, because he clearly has total power over her.
#2 is the woman. she is clearly still seeing her Ex, and when on the emotional rebound she comes to you, your her "Fall guy".
women on the rebound will never stay long.
#3 4 + 5 are the kids. they will always be above you and they probably know that already.
at #6, we have you... your the SIXTH person in this relationship.
you have no power over her or her ex, yet they both have power over you.
mr Ex has this woman at his feet. he uses her then pushes her away when HE'S had enough.. as shes about to fall you emotionally prop her up, when
youve re-inflated her confidence enough she stands back up only to be running back into her Ex's life... lather, rinse, repeat.
you said its a long distance relationship too since you met her on holiday and have to resort to TXT a lot. (read: emotional relationship, not a
youve admitted you was lied to by her, that makes you the fall guy, only there for emotional support when she's on the rebound from Mr Ex.
and now your turning to an internet forum for your support and advice.
your heart strings are being played like a cheap guitar from a pawn shop.
at the end of the day its your business and your problem if you like being emotionally played as the fool, just as it was for the mate i mentioned
i just dont understand why people need to discuss in depth and ask for advice on things that they claim they are in complete control of?