Certainly, studies have found that, far from fading as children grow older, the impact of a parent's infidelity grows over time, increasing as those children grow up and try to form their own relationships.
Research has found the daughters of unfaithful fathers have less trust in men, lower expectations of their relationships and a lack of confidence - all hurdles I have had to overcome. I had lost him to those other women, whom he put before me.
The whole exercise went nowhere and simply left the siblings feeling bemused and irritated.But adult stepchildren and older stepparents still have many emotional issues to work through, feel threatened by each other, and struggle with how the new marriage will impact familiar family relationships. The New Couple When Daniel’s 35 year-old son told him that he “just wanted him to be happy” the widower assumed his son was giving him permission to remarry. What the son meant was, “I would hope that mom’s memory will keep you happy enough.” Daniel assumed he had his son’s blessing and got married.His son’s withdraw from contact alerted him to the problem at hand.His oldest daughter cried loudly through the entire wedding ceremony.A few months later one of the children asked how my husband’s will was structured implying that I shouldn’t get anything.