By too young for this - United States
Today, my mom broke the news that my dad secretly got married two months ago, to a woman he has been dating for 15 years, and that my parents have actually been divorced for 12 years. They just lied about it this whole time. FML
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  FilleNoir  |  21

Wow, I can relate my patents did the same thing. They were divorced for 7+ years. Everyone in my family knew except for my sister and I. Talk about a slap in the face.

  ravingroadkill  |  11

I'm not going to vote YDI or FYL on this one because you obviously don't deserve it and, if you think about it, your life is quite the opposite of fucked. You have two parents that, despite not wanting to be together, love you so much that they spent 12 years together so that you could have a normal family life. Your life rules (kind of).

  jessmeatsix  |  5

tbh, it's not really an fml. they lied to you so you had a happier childhood rather than being torn between two parents. I would have done anything to have two parents that supported me my entire childhood...

  mattlw  |  25

I wonder if OPs parents thought they were protecting their children. I came from a broken home, and nothing good comes of it. I think they were wrong to lie to OP, but maybe they did a wrong thing for the right reason.

  RoseBlack123  |  37

Maybe they did this for you, so that you will be happy with two parents, and once you got older (like now) they hoped you'd understand and so broke the news to you. While I understand your pain, at the same time be grateful that they did this for so long, just for you. Not many divorced parents would go the extra length like this just for their kid

  bfsd42  |  20

I disagree. It would be much better in the long run for the kid to know the truth and maybe have to deal with some hardships at a young age than to be lied to by their parents for so long.


My parents got divorced when I was 4 and split then. It wasn't pleasent for me and now I barely see my dad once every two months. When I was a kid, I barely saw him. So no, it's good that they stayed together otherwise the kid may not have had a good relationship with it's father.

  player20270  |  32

I can relate. My parents divorced and split when I was 5. I spent my whole childhood missing my dad, 'cause I would see him once in a month. My teens were even worse with me seeing him less and him getting together with a woman who was jealous of our distant relationship and separating ourselves even more. I ended up giving up and would only talk to him on the phone. He ended up being killed by the woman I just mentioned. It's been 5 months and I cry every single day, 'cause I gave up on our relationship and I miss him so much. My mom is depressing because of him passing, since she never stopped loving him and never had any other relationship.
If my parents had faked, my mom would be happy for having him today and he would still be alive. And I? Who knows, but I wouldn't be so sad now.

  MissyMiss5  |  13

I'm so sorry for your loss! Unfortunately this happens more than we would like to think! This happened in my family as well! My best wishes to you and your mom!

  perdix  |  29

#3, that's easy, it's because she just loves his paycheck. As long as he pays the bills and she doesn't have to "service" him, it's a pretty sweet life for her. Why should she care if some other woman wants to bang him more than she does if she's the one on his excellent health insurance plan?

  weveevee  |  3

I for one find it nice that they didn't tell her that they got divorced, divorce is very hard on kids of any age and they were just saving her from it.

  SiraSiemens  |  21

i guess it was because they didn't want to hurt op. i really find it kinda heartwarming that a divorced couple was able to keep this up. my divorced parents cant even talk to each other in a somewhat normal fashion

By  rara_boo  |  7

You've had 2 parents for your whole life, be happy about that. If it's not working out for them anymore, let them be happy, in being officially seperated now.

  DjeePee  |  24

Wow, you take this FML very lightly. "You just found out that that your dad is an asshole and that both of your parents are incredibly good liars, but be happy, because they did it for you." Fuck that shit, OP has every right to be pissed off.

Also, a happily divorced couple is much, much, muuuuuuch better for the children than having to deal with this bullshit.