My parent's marriage is falling apart. How would you handle this?
But just after christmas, my mum gave me a letter explaining how she feels she has married the wrong man and cannot carry on her life as it is, and wants to leave my dad. Then she moved out. She's been looking so ill lately and has lost around a stone. At the time I felt obliged to let her go without interfering, as it is not my place to judge my parents' actions and I don't as a rule advise people who don't ask for it.
A couple of weeks on & my dad is inconsolable. He used to be my pillar of strength, now he calls me up in tears. He wants me to persuade mum to come home. I can't refuse to help my poor dad -
What should I do?
On the other hand, I'm only 21, I don't know how marriages work and I don't know how much damage I might cause by interfering. I can sympathise with how my mum is feeling trapped and hopeless as well, I don't want to damage our relationship by taking sides. But then - if they divorce and I did nothing to stop it, how can I forgive myself?