It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Caught in the Middle,” who wondered if she should tell her dad that her mother was remarrying only a year after their divorce. Find out how she’s doing after the jump.
In any event, I have two separate relationships with my parents. I see my dad quite often since I live right up the street, and we have a better relationship than we ever had before. And he just shared with me that he has been seeing a woman for the past few months who he is very compatible with. So I happy that he also has found someone that makes him happy. As for my mom, she lives on the other side of the country with her boyfriend so I don’t get to see her often. And our relationship is not what it used to be before the divorce, but that’s okay. We are forging a new one and hopefully, ultimately a better one.
Bottom line is that even though I am still processing everything, at this point, I really am happy that they are both happy. Hopefully one day they can get along, but in the meantime as long as I get to have a relationship with both of them I am a good.
That’s great, but what about telling your dad about your mom’s upcoming marriage? What did you decide to do about that?
If you’re someone I’ve given advice to in the past, I’d love to hear from you, too. Email me at email@example.com with a link to the original post, and let me know whether you followed the advice and how you’re doing now.