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Ask Amy: Parents on the fence over adultery

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: My wonderful daughter and her husband have been together for 15 years. They met in college and have been together since the time of their very first meeting.

We genuinely love her husband, “Danny,” and consider him our son.

They have a one-year-old child and we absolutely adore our grandson.

Danny’s job is challenging and he is very successful. Our daughter is taking a break from her own career to be home with their baby, because Danny travels a lot.

Last weekend our daughter told us that Danny has cheated on her. She is devastated, and so are we. We are so disappointed in him and feel completely deceived by him.

Our daughter told us that she and Danny are trying to work things out. She says they intend to stay together and that she absolutely wants to stay married to him.


We worry about her self-esteem and think it’s not a good idea for her to stay married to someone who has been unfaithful to her.

My wife and I want her to call a lawyer, but we are torn about sharing our opinion with her.

What do you think?

– Torn Parents


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