If there’s one lesson we can learn from this story, it is probably to “love more, hate less” – the exact words written by Audrey Nicole, a divorced mother who wrote a heartwarming ‘thank you’ letter to her ex-husband’s new girlfriend.
In a post recently shared by Love What Matters on their Facebook page, we learn that Audrey has a huge appreciation for what her ex-husband’s “other woman” does for Riley Grace, her daughter, whenever she comes to visit her dad.
Audrey then took the time to write a thank you note for her just to express gratitude with how she treats her daughter. She originally posted the letter on her Facebook wall and then it simply went viral from there.
“This is my daughters fathers girlfriend. The sweetest thing ever! I’m super thankful for her because when she visits her dad she feeds her, takes care of her, buys her gifts, and basically takes care of her like her own. Why do all these moms act so spiteful and jealous towards the other women? NO ONE said it was easy trying to be a mother to a kid you didn’t have. So when there is someone trying, don’t push them away! Because they DON’T need the drama they WILL leave and then you’re stuck with someone who is the evil step mom. Yes they exist! I see them everywhere! A kid can have two moms because in my eyes the more people that love her I’m happy! I would never make her feel like an outsider; I’m extremely thankful for this girl. ❤️❤️❤️ Ladies, grow up and focus on being a good mom. Love more hate less!”
Since Love What Matters shared the post, it has gained over 80,000 reactions, 10,000 shares, and 2,700 comments.
Countless netizens have obviously been touched by the positive message and some of them have even started sharing their own experiences:
Clearly, Audrey’s eye-opening post has resonated to many. Go share this post to spread the good vibes around!
Why Should I Stay Friends With My Ex-Spouse?
“Whether you’re divorced or not, if you have children, it is really ‘until death do you part,'” a Huffington Post article tells us. “The only other person in the world who feels about your child the way you do is your ex-mate.”
The site continues:
“When your relationship is discordant and you’re in opposition to one another, you burden your child with feelings of anger, separation anxiety, pain, and suffering. And, because your child is the sum total of you and your ex spouse, he may feel conflicted in his own identity when either of his parents is attacked. This puts him in a double bind, as he struggles with loyalty issues, guilt, and the hurt of being left behind. However, if you can make peace, you will gift your child with the chance for a happy and healthy childhood.”