What Guys Said 1
Why buy the cow when you get the milk for free? Loose him obviously you and your kids werent good enough to get him to go to AA. Of course he wants you to not be with someone else. If you did that you might like it and leave him. You do sound like a good woman but don't be stupid for HIM. REMEMBER HE IS YOUR EX for a reason!
What Girls Said 1
You left him because of his drinking. Did he get sober? If not, you'll find yourself right back in the same scenario with an alcoholic. Why would you want a FWB sexual relationship with your ex? Sounds like a lose-lose heartbreaking dynamic. My advice is to put your hopes in finding a man who can provide a more fulfilling, healthy relationship.