Adult children widowed parent dating
Money-talk avoidance seems to be more common among the wealthy, but the taboo exists across all economic classes.
“Both of their significant others don’t like my husband,” Anne says.
Case in point: Melissa Spence, a 24-year-old schoolteacher in New Jersey, who’s been watching from the sidelines as her father, Richard, spends money on his new wife, Pat.
“I asked my dad if he could help out with my rent for the few months between graduate school and when my job started, and he said he had too many other expenses,” Melissa says.
Sometimes there are psychological reasons for an adult child resisting a parent’s new love life.
For instance, a young woman may be especially sensitive when her father forms a serious new relationship.