Barbara Brooks expected her adult kids, Amy and Bryan names have been changedto be happy for her.
Both children were so insistent that she put off the wedding for at least a year that she did, reluctantly. They had companions. Their dad had recently remarried — to someone they like.
Carole D. Liebermana psychiatrist in Beverly Hills, Calif. The message their parents are sending is that it is more important for them to have a life of their choosing than to remain in their prior, primary role of mom or dad. For instance, a young woman may be especially sensitive when her father forms a serious new relationship.
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On top of the emotional reaction, Salamon says, adult children may also have anxiety about their parent's ability to help out financially, as well as their own anticipated inheritance, which creates resistance to the prospect of their parents partnering up. Money-talk avoidance seems to be more common among the wealthy, but the taboo exists across all economic classes.
That thing cost more than a down payment on a house! Richard sees things differently. According to Lieberman, tensions can be exacerbated when your child has his own partner.
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Anne Keller had such an experience when she remarried at age 56, five years after being widowed. At first, her two something sons were fine with her new husband — until they settled into relationships of their own. But if your relationship with them starts to suffer because of a new romance, follow these suggestions from Salamon and Lieberman. 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.
1. remember, they are not your kids.
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