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Jamie called her dad, who immediately called a divorce lawyer.
The couple wound up sharing custody of their two younger children (both boys), but Jamie told the judge she hated her mother and wanted to live with her dad. Over the years Kay has seen Jamie only on rare occasions and manages a strained, bimonthly phone call. (MORE: How to Heal a Rift With Your Adult Child) Now Jamie is getting married and has informed Kay that she can attend the wedding, but she may not walk down the aisle.
Nor will she be seated with the family or be included in any family portraits.
Sometimes they don't like, or actually resent, the people you date (or marrry) afterward.
The other possibility is that you might discover — or be forced to finally acknowledge — that something is “not quite right” with your child. He’ll pick a really expensive restaurant and I go along with it because I think, At the end of the meal, though, he’ll push his chair back, tell me how I ruined his life, call me a tightwad — even though I’m paying for dinner — and walk out in a huff.” Sometimes an adult child’s behavior is so bizarre that there might be a personality disorder or mental illness at play.
Rick Casey, who refused to underwrite his son Evan’s fantasy of a post-college “year of spirituality,” cannot make peace with him a decade later. But I thought it would build his character if he worked for a bit and saved money to help finance it,” Casey says. Rick speculated, reluctantly, that his son may be clinically depressed since he hasn’t been able to stick with a job for more than a few months. Martha Reilly had a pretty good relationship with her son, Adam — until he got married.
Coleman’s web forums are teeming with questions from parents seeking answers about how to heal.
The Experience Project hosts a support group for parents of disaffected children.