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My Father Is "The Other Man"

My Father Is "The Other Man"

Dear Sugar
I am a newlywed of about 8 mo. and am very happily married. My Dad is a single man who is getting back into the dating scene and we are very close. The problem is he just told me that for the past year or so he's been seeing 2 married women (not at the same time). He just started seeing one a couple of moths ago. He does not see the big problem because he feels that as long as he is not too emotionally attached, this is the woman's issue. I just don't see how he could watch his only daughter pledge to love her husband forever and all the while think so little about the vows and honestly that go into marriage? I understand that the women are the married ones, not him, but I am just so worried that 1 day I will find him in trouble with one of the husband's. Disgusted Daughter

Dear Disgusted Daughter
Isn't it disappointing the day we come to realize that our parents are people just like us? I am sure you expect nothing less from him than to be a role model and source of unwavering ethical principles. I can understand how upset you must be right now - especially since you've just gone through your own soul searching before your wedding. No wonder your father kept these women a secret from you until now. Could you imagine him sharing stats with you on today's commonplace of adultery? Have a talk with him. What he's doing is very wrong. He should be more responsible for his actions and think of how much hurt he is causing to the husbands of these women. I hope this doesn't have an effect on your and your very young and innocent marriage that needs its own support system. Don't let your Father's actions project into your own home; meaning, don't think your husband will cheat because cheating is all of a sudden happening around you. Your Father knows better, and he exercised his free will to make a poor choice not only once but twice.

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