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Don't make them choose

Don't make them choose

It's never a good idea to make your parent choose between you or their new partner because although you might win in the short term, ask yourself if you can bear seeing your mom or dad spending the next three decades alone.

It's true that no one can replace the people in our memories, but you shouldn't use them as an emotional stick with which to beat others.

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If, even after everything, you still cannot get yourself to like your parent's new partner, keep on a good face.

Don't let yourself lose contact with your parent and try to go out sometimes with them or maybe just your parent alone, but don't make their partner feel alienated. If in any case, their relationship works out you could always end up with a surprising new friend.

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