Tomorrow, I’ll tell my mom that my father is cheating on her and it will destroy my family
About three weeks ago I found my father’s laptop on with a conversation open, he was talking to a woman, asking her for pictures and sending her money, I thought she was a prostitute and took a picture of the chat.
I confronted my father the next day and he admitted that he had a long term relationship with her and tried to justify himself, I’m so disappointed and frankly, he could die right now and I wouldn’t care. He asked me to please not tell my mom, but I don’t have any considerations for him anymore, I was just waiting until new year had passed.
He’s a workaholic, he was almost never present in mine or my younger brother’s life and my mom basically raised us alone, he was a provider and seemed to be a good enough person (though he didn’t really show much interest in our lives unless my mom said something).
My mom works but earns a tenth of what my father makes, so if they were to get divorced, we will be screwed, my mom and I earn very little and my brother is still in university. I don’t know what’s going to happen but I can’t hide this from my mother, she deserves to know and I know she’d feel even worse if I were to hide it from her and she found later.
I’ve spent many nights thinking of what to do and how to tell her, crying and wishing this was a nightmare, but I know we just have to live through this.