Our expert says:
It surely can be more difficult that you might expect, to form a relationship with someone already in a strong and hitherto exclusive parent-child bond. And one of the risks within that original "we 2 " relationship is that the child can become spoiled, with no competitors for mom's affection or even time, from other kids or a father. When a parent comes to lean on the child, sharing esentially adult decisions with her/him, this can distort tha relationship by allowing the child to see the doubts, uncertainties and weaknesses of the parent to a rare degree. The child is denied the fond delusion many of us keep for much longer, of parents, indeed adults, as all-knowing and all-capable.
If your relationship with this couple ( for that's what it wopuld be, woudln't it ? ) is to become serious, it might be worth contemplating some couples / family counselling sessions to work out a workable joint policy to balance all needs and expectations
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