Dad dating again
After all, it's a very crowded dating market out there – and grief is a long way from romance.
It was obvious that for many single women my situation was way too complicated.
It's been 14 or 15 months now since my mom passed away and we just found out that my dad has been dating somebody and lying about her to us for some time.
After a while, this series of let-downs became rather depressing.
I particularly grew tired of the phrase "no baggage, please" on dating profiles. Hardly the stuff of romantic courtship, but nettles that needed to be grasped.
Has anybody been there and can relate to the conflicting emotions? I just wanted to add that he is saying he loves her to this girl and then lying about it to us.
This came out of the blue from my seven-year-old daughter Isabella – but then, little about our recent family life had been expected.