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Your Hardest Family Question: My adult children don’t want my homeless ex-con son to live in my home
My 38 year-old son has been homeless for 7-8 years, off and on drugs, spent some time in prison for domestic violence. He has been in touch with our family for the past year or so and seems to be trying to talk "nice". He needs a place to live and good influences in his life. I think I can be that influence.
I'm in a relationship right now. This woman was married to an emotionally abusive man for years. She eventually left him, and, later we started dating. We both agree that we love each other more than we could ever possibly love another human being. She is just struggling with the "in love" part.
Growing up, Father's Day was a "mixed bag" for Vance Taylor. When Taylor and a sibling were diagnosed with a debilitating disease at a young age, his father abandoned the family. In the years that followed, the annual June holiday represented a major gap in his life.
Three years ago my daughter had a baby out of wedlock. The father of the child turned out to be a cheater and she broke up with him. Two and a half years ago I moved to take care of my grandson. Some people think I am enabling her and worry that she won't learn what she needs to learn. Am I enabling her by helping out?
I’m dating a married guy who has been separated from his wife for almost a year. He is trying to get divorced, but she’s delaying it. We live in different cities, so we mostly talk by text and phone. I know it looks bad from the outside, but we have never been physical with each other and I know he’s the kind of guy I would love to be married to.
A letter from my daughter: “So there are lots of kids even just at my school their parents are divorced. So I won’t always feel like I will overcome it. How long will it take to overcome it? Do you still really love dad? If I had to talk to someone at school or like that who should I talk to? How is it not the end of our family?"