It’s difficult for me to write these words, but here we go:
I’ve dated my ex-boyfriend, a brilliant Full-Stack Dev with the charisma of an Alpha-Male. He eventually cheated on me and when I found out / confronted him, he broke up with me.
We founded a startup that’s really successful (we started with TechStars), you actually might use our app as we speak.
Now he’s trying to take over the company. Our partnership (50% / 50%) papers have been pretty much nullified by his lawyers, and my lawyer (who’s also my BFF) basically tells me I have no option than to accept their deal and leave the company.
What should I do? This company is all my life. Employees are like my children, they would root for me if their job weren’t in jeopardy because of my ex who’s putting pressure on them.
Gosh, this is a nightmare. Especially as in the SF Bay area, people are starting to talk and it might also become a freakin social suicide if this story becomes public.