When a widowed parent starts dating
The worst part of it was, I couldn't even complain. In the first couple of years after my parents' divorce, I resisted the idea of their being with anyone but each other.
But seeing my father lonely was even worse, and after 12 years without my mother it was time for him to move on.
I am 36, so part of me feels like I shouldn't be so childish about this--however--they are an extremely insensitive twosome.
The loss of a parent brings about emptiness for children which never seems to go away, whether they are still young or are adults already.
Add to this the situation when the surviving parent wants to date again and you have fireworks in the offing.
my mom passed away from cancer at age 52 in late April 2014.
she was my best friend and it was an awful couple of years seeing her hurting and in so much pain. well, he started 'seeing' someone about 2 months after my mom passed.
My father will not speak of my mom; it's as if she never existed! Is it wrong to fess up to him and tell him how upsetting I find all of this?