Or the mom may turn unsupportive, critical, or demeaning about daddy and his ‘new friend’ and their relationship.
And while I can appreciate that, I would ask you to look at it from the children’s perspective.
Divorce complicates everything; is it any wonder God, and everybody else, hates it.
While I get these women don’t want to feel like they are wasting time and energy with a man who is choosing not to share an important part of his life.
While this is perhaps less an issue if the mom is in a relationship or married, heaven forbid if she is single and alone.
The mom may be overly territorial and that Momma Bear will see any female, and especially one who takes special interest in her kids, as a dangerous intruder that must be closely watched and, if necessary, stopped.