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My father was having an affair

By admin
24 December 2013

“My parents are in their late 50s and are getting divorced. They have a shop and are fighting over it. I am worried about them. My mother told me that my father was having an affair with a 22-year-old woman and that he is also paying for her tuition fees at a technikon. She says it is better for them to go different ways, because she does not see herself working for another woman. I tried to talk to my father to ask him to stop what he is doing and he has his own version of the story. I feel as if I’m watching a movie. Please help me unite my home again.” – Luleka, Port Elizabeth

Hi Luleka

Divorce affects both parties and it also affects the children. From your mother’s point of view, it sounds as if this divorce is for good reasons. Your father has insulted your mother and embarrassed for her. He has no respect for his own wife, the mother of his children. So how do you expect her to continue living with him and still respect him as her husband?

Your mother needs all the support she can get from her children because the divorce could affect her health. You need to be very strong and face reality.