my dad is having a midlife crisis

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Registered: 11-14-2007
my dad is having a midlife crisis
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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 6:22pm

he's 48 ( or 47) and is having a midlife crisis that is making me crazy. i'm 23 still at home and about graduate college and transfer out of town. my dad who has always been my biggest cheerleader in life suddenly could care less what i do.
way back when i was about 6 my mom cheated on my dad and later moved out. they didnt divorce till I was 18. my dad who was well aware of my moms activities has no taken to be the person he cursed the most. he is now in a relationship with a woman who is married. they have been seeing each other for about a year. he knows I cant stand her and yet doesnt care.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-29-2002
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 8:01pm

Hi and welcome to the board.

I can see where this is a frustrating situation to be in.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2007
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 8:38pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-29-2002
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 7:03am

I am probably not the right person to reply.

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Registered: 05-26-2004
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 9:45am

My question to you is,

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 9:59am
Nice post. Welcome to the board.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-24-2004
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 1:55pm

My dad went through the same thing. He married a woman from hades (they're not together now). He was very consumed with her and I wasn't a happy camper. But like you and your dad, we were both discovering ourselves (well my dad was "rediscovering" himself). Now that we're both older, things have been better. I can only hope for the same

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Registered: 01-03-2004
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 3:07pm

Hi,

I think there are two people in your household having a "change of life crisis:" You, and your Dad.

First you.

Welcome to adulthood. You're about to launch yourself away from home for the first time. It's exciting and it's scary, too. Now you have to think about things like whether you can actually afford to do something