How long should I wait to bring my son around my new boyfriend? I've been good friends with my bf for almost 10 years now, but we didn't start being a couple until recently. When and how should I tell my child's father? My child's father and I have been broken up for almost 2 years, but still living together until about a month ago. My child's father and I had no issues not being together and both dated other people during that 2 years, but nothing very serious. Also since I moved out my ex has been extremely jealous and possessive of me bringing my son around anyone-including my girlfriends and family. This wasn't an issue when we lived together either. What is the best way to go about this?