Dad’s new love means navigating a new relationship

"It is wrenching to have two people you love pitted against each other."

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April 15, 2020 - 10:11 AM

Dear Carolyn: I’m in my late 20s, and my parents are going through a nasty, drawn-out divorce.

Carolyn Hax

A new couple moved in next door to them and my dad and the wife fell for each other. Each of them left their spouses, my dad after years of unhappiness with my mom.

It has been a roller-coaster ride for me. Starting with anger at my father, sympathy for my mother, unhealthy boundary crossing by my mother talking badly about my dad to me, and of course my disdain for the new woman.

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