And, given that boomer divorce rates are on the rise, increasing numbers of parents are likely to experience disapproval from their adult kids when Cupid’s arrows land.
“Children of all ages feel betrayed and abandoned when their parents divorce because their cozy nest is disrupted,” Lieberman says.
“But the next time I visited them, Pat was showing off her new emerald-cut sapphire ring.
Most important is to assure them that they'll be cared for and loved, no matter what.
Barbara Brooks expected her adult kids, Amy and Bryan (names have been changed), to be happy for her.
After all, they were the ones who had fixed her up with Gerald, a fellow divorcé and a friend’s uncle, because they didn’t want her to be lonely.
Maybe they’ll get less than they might have if I hadn’t remarried, but there’s plenty to go around.” (MORE: The 6 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Adult Child) When Children Have a Significant Other According to Lieberman, tensions can be exacerbated when your child has his own partner.
Anne Keller had such an experience when she remarried at age 56, five years after being widowed.Money-talk avoidance seems to be more common among the wealthy, but the taboo exists across all economic classes.