What’s wrong with buying your ex a gift for Mother’s Day?

I saw this question on Facebook yesterday. The scenario is you are married to somebody else, but you have children with someone from a past relationship. Is it ok to purchase that person a gift for Mother’s Day? In my opinion there is nothing wrong with you buying your ex a gift for Mother’s Day but it depends on the age of your children. I think it is perfectly ok, if you are buying it on behalf of your children when they are underage. However, motives do need to be taken into account here as well as how the receiving party will interpret this action. The type of gift is also a factor. It probably shouldn’t be anything to grand, which could lead to a misinterpretation of the gift. Also, the person you are married to should be taken into consideration. How will this make them feel? You should definitely be very transparent with your current spouse about the fact that you are giving you ex a gift for Mother’s day. Sometimes innocent actions can cause big problems. I always say, “Just because something is a good idea, doesn’t mean it is the right thing to do.”

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