Adult children having difficulty with widowed parent dating
A few months later one of the children asked how my husband’s will was structured implying that I shouldn’t get anything.
From there things have continued to go downhill at a rapid pace.” Lorain’s experience is not uncommon, nor is her idealistic assumption that a marriage with adult children who no longer live in the home will not be impacted by the dynamics of loss and loyalty.
Maybe they’ll get less than they might have if I hadn’t remarried, but there’s plenty to go around.” (MORE: The 6 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Adult Child) When Children Have a Significant Other According to Lieberman, tensions can be exacerbated when your child has his own partner.
Fanning the flames, perhaps, was the recent buzz over a study suggesting many boomers didn’t feel they owed their children an inheritance.“Many a bad girl or bad boy prowls for rich divorced baby boomers to marry and fleece,” she says.If your children, who presumably love you dearly in spite of all that other stuff, raise concerns, maybe you should hear them out before diving in.And, given that boomer divorce rates are on the rise, increasing numbers of parents are likely to experience disapproval from their adult kids when Cupid’s arrows land.“Children of all ages feel betrayed and abandoned when their parents divorce because their cozy nest is disrupted,” Lieberman says.