Archive for July 24th, 2008

July 24, 2008

He’s moved in with a woman and her children…..

by Rod Smith

“My son (27) has moved in with a woman (35) whom he hardly knows. She has two young children who he is now supporting and he expects me to treat them as if they are my grandchildren. I don’t really want anything to do with the woman or her children but I don’t want to be out of sorts with my son. He has a habit of being in and out of relationships but this is the first one that involves children. Please help.” (Letter edited)

As difficult as it might be for you, I’d suggest you offer the mother and her children as gracious a welcome as has your son appears to have offered. There is nothing to gain from giving the woman and her children your cold shoulder even if the relationship proves to be short lived. This is an opportunity for you to create wonderful experiences, and therefore wonderful memories, for two small children and I’d suggest you seize it with all your heart.