My parents have been happily married for many years. Recently, I discovered that my Dad created an online profile on a dating website. What should I do? Should I confront him? How do I solve this? Surprised Son
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Dear Surprised Son
Definitely confront your father. Tell him that you need to talk to him and ask him what this is all about. Make up a story that a friend of yours was online - on the same dating website as your Dad and when he found the profile he called you.
Tell him how embarrassed and ashamed it made you feel. And that you were wondering if your Mom was clued into this.
I know it's going to be a pretty uncomfortable talk, but bottom line is that you need to ask him what's going on. Hear him out and see how forthcoming he is about it. Hopefully he'll talk to your Mom as well - so she doesn't find out the same way you did.