Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Friends and Family Everyone has disagreements, even best friends and family. If you need advice about a relationship, ask us here.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
jonasgirl80 Offline
Welcome me, I'm new!
jonasgirl80's Avatar
Name: Bailey
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Location: South

Posts: 4
Join Date: July 21st 2010

Unhappy Hiding Something? - April 2nd 2011, 02:34 AM

So my parents have been divorced for about two years now. I live with my mom and go to my dad on weekends. My mom often complains about my dad and tried to bring him down in front of me, but that's another story.

The real thing is: I "overlooked" her texts (fine, I was being nosy) and she was texting this patient (she's a nurse) she has who she is good friends with. And they were texting about how they loved each other, how she wanted to "cuddle up" to him, and how they had sex! And I'd never heard anything from her about this guy, only that they were friends! I've never even met the guy! Recently she got home late a couple of nights saying she was "with friends out to dinner" but now I can't believe anything anymore!!!

Please, anyone? Help here!
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
SparklingWine Offline
Normality, my friends.
Jeez, get a life!
SparklingWine's Avatar
Name: Lynds :)
Age: 28
Gender: Grill ;)
Location: Seattle

Posts: 7,230
Blog Entries: 197
Join Date: February 19th 2009

Re: Hiding Something? - April 2nd 2011, 04:46 AM


I honestly went through the same EXACT thing that you're going through now.
This is how I handled it- I confronted my mom. She was pissed that I went through her phone.
Well, to back track. My mom had an affair with a married man who was best friends with her deceased husband. So, she should of been ashamed. But for you, her dating life isn't any of your business until she makes it your business. You really shouldn't have been looking on her phone. I regret looking through my moms phone too. I think you need to drop it. She isn't lying to you, she just isn't telling you that she is dating him. I know that must hurt because your parents got a divorce, but at the same time, she will tell you when she is ready. Chances are, she will be mad if she knew you went through her phone. And she will lose a lot of trust in you. I think you're better off to just stop looking through her phone and let her come to you.

  Send a message via AIM to SparklingWine Send a message via MSN to SparklingWine  
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
ShesNotThere Offline
Experienced TeenHelper
ShesNotThere's Avatar
Name: Lee
Gender: Female

Posts: 693
Join Date: March 4th 2011

Re: Hiding Something? - April 3rd 2011, 03:51 PM

I agree with Lyndsee on this. Your mom won't be happy that you were looking through her phone, no matter how curious you were.

She might be keeping this from you to try and protect you, in her own way. She might think it's too soon for her to be bringing a new man into your life. For now, I'd wait. If she continues seeing this guy, she'll tell you when she's ready. Her love life is her business. Let her come to you about it.
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
jonasgirl80 Offline
Welcome me, I'm new!
jonasgirl80's Avatar
Name: Bailey
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Location: South

Posts: 4
Join Date: July 21st 2010

Re: Hiding Something? - April 15th 2011, 02:00 AM

She's trying to not bring a new man into my life and protect me? So me just coming back from a baseball game with my dad to find my mom exhausted on the bed and a pair of boxers of the dresser is 'hiding' it from me? She's doing a pretty bad job of hiding it if she's trying.

I don't know... I'm scared to confront her but it's making me not trust her home alone or barely even trust her at all if she's bringing a man into the house without telling me. I told her I was fine with her dating but at least her telling me about it would help!

Always look on the bright side of life!!!
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
enfantreve Offline
Born this way!
Not a n00b
enfantreve's Avatar
Name: Anthony Michael
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Location: Upland, CA ((near the City of Angels))

Posts: 57
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: March 31st 2011

Re: Hiding Something? - April 15th 2011, 02:07 AM

Although you are her daughter, your mom's dating life is her own business. It may seem like she's betraying you by not telling you about him, but she's protecting you. It doesn't make sense to you now.. But, based off of the way you're reacting to this, I don't feel like you would have been happy even if she had come out and told you in the first place. I think it's more than her hiding it from you. I think it's the concept that she is seeing someone other than your dad. Just try and see where she's coming from. She may be an adult, but adults can be unsure too. Give her time to get comfortable with the idea of telling you about his and her relationship herself.

Make it stop,
Let this end.
This life chose me, I'm not lost in sin.
But proud I stand of who I am,
I plan to go on living.

~carpe diem~
Closed Thread


divorced, hiding, mom, mother, sex

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright 1998-2020, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints | Mobile

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.