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Ask an Infantryman: 16-year-old boy in the Middle


Something about this question, culled from the Interwebs, struck a chord in me. I know a kid like this, and I know what advice I already gave him. But I'd be curious to see if what you have to say tallies up.

DEAR FALSCHIRMJAEGER: I'm a 16-year-old guy who has hit a road bump in life. My parents divorced when I was 12 and are still fighting. I get involved in their fights because I feel I have to, but it stresses me out. I live full-time with Mom because Dad and I fight too much. Mom and I are also at odds nonstop. She has had several different boyfriends since the divorce. Three of them have moved into our house.

Mom and I have different opinions about her present boyfriend, who she calls her "fiance." He's the biggest reason we fight. Mom has told me her kids come first and if I really don't like him she'll ask him to leave, but I don't want her to do it if she's truly happy with him.

What should I do? Mom deserves to be happy, but I don't think this man is best for her. Please help. -- COLORADO TEEN

As always, your advice in the comments below please. -- Uber Pig