Dear one tough muther,

My father is 68 and my mother passed many years ago. My father has dated and had relationship but at this time he is single. The other day I had to use my fathers computer and I found some “material” left over on it. I immediately closed down the computer because it was disgusting. I also notice when I am out with my father that he is very flirtatious with woman and very touchy feely. This is very embarrassing behavior. I don’t know if I should tell my dad to stop behaving like this or to just let it go?

Dear Regina,

I will be honest, ff you feel the behavior is actually inappropriate, say something or if you have a brother have him say something. Your father may not be aware that he is crossing any line or he may actually be experiencing some mental decline, he is 68 years old and alone. At any rate it is always difficult when the parent slowly starts to become the child that we have to interject “guidance” to.
I will say, I hope you have a brother who can speak to him man to man, or maybe a husband who can say that you mentioned something to him about it. Approaching these issues can be very embarrassing for both you and your father or extremely tough being daughter.
But honestly, if it is unusual and inappropriate behavior it must be addressed and if you are the only one who can do it, then you must, for his sake and safety.

Good Luck Regina and Huge Muther Hugs,

One Tough Muther

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