The dynamics of divorce are incredibly painful and create a lot of emotional landmines for all involved, particularly the children. Whether fair or not, it's often natural for children of divorce to act suspicious or shady towards their parents new romantic partners. While they're young, it's understandable and often a reflection of their trauma and fear of abandonment.
However, as they grow into adults, divorced parents sometimes find themselves in painful situations where they have to emotionally choose between a partner and a child. As with most matters of the heart, it's never as simple as it seems.
AITA for ‘stranding’ my son after he kept insulting my wife’s body?
My son is 17. I have shared custody with my ex wife, and I live around a half hour away from her.