Originally Posted by teh.killer.of.zombies
I don't know if my own childhood or values is what's keeping me but I have the mentality of I'll go through hell and back for my kids. Even if it is dealing with my fiance lol.
And trust me, the kids will know something is wrong.
To be blunt:
It doesn't seem like you're getting much out of this relationship other than your children.
The level of distrust based on one text from an Ex, seems excessive. The prank by your friend would be explainable by your friend. So, it seems that she was looking for an excuse.
Truly, if you're concerned, you could set it up as roommates. But, you would need to have clearly defined rules and spaces. That way you would know that your children are cared for and you would still be with them. This situation will be hard for you if you still have romantic feelings for her.