'Tis the season to be frequently reminded how f*cking crazy your family is. But don't worry, you're in good company. A woman shared her crazy family story on Reddit's "Am I The A**hole?" forum: it's about her divorced parents finding love with new partners. In both cases there's an age gap, but in two very different directions. You can probably guess which is which. Deep sigh.
I am 23/F. My parents [both 47] divorced 18 years ago. In those 18 years my dad has had a steady flow of young girlfriends and fiancés moving in with him. I never even got to spend the night with him when I was a kid because there was always some girl living there and there wasn’t room for me in his small apartment.
On the polar end of the spectrum is my mom. I do not think she has even been on a date since the divorce, until a few months ago. Her whole life revolved around providing for and entertaining me. A few months ago (4ish?) she told me she was seeing somebody named “Scott” and that it was kind of serious. I have never seen my mom look giddy before – it warmed my heart. She then tells me that he is 68 (her dad’s age), and to not freak out, but that if I was weirded out, she would call it off. I assured her that while I think it’s kind of weird that he is 2 decades older, that I am ecstatic for her. (I AM! This woman deserves it.) She cried happy tears, and we agreed that I would meet him soon.