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Dad met a woman in a chat room.
It moved from the chat rooms to emails, instant messages, and telephone texts. They have spoken for years this way. They have sent each other things in the mail through a third party. I’ve watched Dad over the years with this person. I’ve seen him go from happy to miserable. There came a time when he wanted to break it off with her, but he folds when a woman cries so the relationship continues. His relationship with this person has caused rifts in the tapestry of our family. He just doesn’t seem to know how to walk away. Every time he tries, he hears of how much she has given him and sacrificed for him. The guilt he feels compels him to continue on this path that is having adverse affects on his health. He has never met this woman, although she wants to make this online relationship a realization in real life. How do I get my Dad to face what this is doing to him? What this is doing to all of us? How do I get Dad to walk away?
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