Do you feel that when your adult kid has a serious SO it ex's reaction to us that we rarely heard from him for aimpacts the relationship you have with your child? This is how it was for me. Bet was so , for lack of a better word, afraid of his volatile wife that we barely heard from him. She wanted her family involved and not us and if we called, she spoke to us first before finally giving phone to son. She had a definite negative impact on our relationship. On the good side, bart knows he was wrong and said it would never happen again and his new girlfriend has been ultra friendly to us. Gone boys wife is a huge reason why Gone Boy left. She wanted him all to herself and he agreed to that arrangement. His girlfriend before her would have been a while different story. He is easily influenced. When he picked this one instead...She encouraged him to leave us and he agreed. So...bad influence for us. Princess's boyfriend of twelve years is very quiet but does not try to interfere in her relationship with us. Jumpers boyfriend seems nice. So far, love him. I think she knows she will marry him one day. Trust me, we did all we could to welcome warmly every SO. For us, that still did not always work. Thoughts? Anything? I am not sure anyone else even cares about this topic. If not.. this ok.