Standing up to divorced parents

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March 26, 2018 - 11:00 PM

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Hi Carolyn: I’m in my teens and a few years ago my parents divorced. They often used me as a go-between for them. I know this was wrong and they shouldn’t have and they said they wouldn’t but they did. I had to go through therapy for this.

My problem is now they’re still at it. They say, “Tell your mom/dad this and this,” and if I don’t want to, they get angry at me. They also get angry when I deliver a message, saying stuff like, “Your mom/dad shouldn’t send messages through you, it’s detrimental, so you tell them from me … .”

How do I get this crap to stop? I’m so sick of it and nothing seems to be working. — Confused in Idaho

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