I am in the process of helping my ex girlfriends son with college. His mother and I do not like each other but I dont think that matters. I would talk to her but she has been very nasty towards me in the past. (I do say hello to her) however, I consider him a son to me and NEVER speak bad about her to him. his mom and I have a mutual friend who thinks I am nuts! (who me?) but I dont think that one relationship has anything to do with another. Ok, I know I am a little shall we say "different" but is this so off base?