Mom's in Love Again

It can be uncomfortable for adult children when a widowed or divorced parent starts dating

When Alan Taylor's father died six years ago, his mother told her five children she would never remarry. Yet within a few years she got engaged. "It happened very fast, which was hard on us," says Taylor, an assistant professor of child and family studies at Syracuse University who is married with four kids. "We had all these concerns. Was this person marrying my mother because he loved her? Was he marrying her for her cattle ranch? How can our mom bring someone into the family we don't even know?" As pictures of their deceased father were taken down in the...

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