Posted: 18/09/2017 at 12:39
.... I spent half my young adult days hoping, I would not turn out like him. ...
Don't worry ... I'm pretty certain that you didn't ((hugs))
A lass I knew became pregnant at 16 by her boyfriend ... but her parents had already forbidden her to see him as he was a bad lot, and her father had been trying to set her up with his younger work colleague who was a few pence short of a shilling but a 'steady type'.
When the lass (we'll call her S) realised she was expecting she hid it from her parents and went out with the second chap (we'll call him J) and accepted his almost immediate proposal of marriage and they were married before you could blink. A 'premature' son was swiftly followed by a couple of daughters but the marriage broke down unsurprisingly given J's 'limitations'.
Years down the line one of the daughters became ill and it was discovered she had an inherited condition which turned out to be from her father J's family and that his increasing 'limitations' were the result of the same condition ... before long he became very ill and needed full time care. The son became his carer .... some years later son was about to marry and start a family he asked for testing to see if he carried the faulty gene ... only to discover that the man who had brought him up and that he had given up his job to become carer for wasn't his father at all ... he demanded the truth from his mother S who told him that his father was actually a chap who had 'done time' for armed robbery and who was a thoroughly bad lot. The son went totally off the rails and much sadness ensued ....
Parents should not try to hide things from their children ............ it rarely turns out well.
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