My boyfriend’s parents have been married for around thirty years. His mom told his dad about a month ago that she had filed for divorce. I know that I can’t see what goes on behind closed doors, but from the outside, she has everything she could ever want. A loving husband who would do anything for her, children that love her, and a beautiful home and pets, etc. They have a summer house that she likes to go to, just got a new job that she really wanted, and I can’t see what was so wrong with her life.
She’s acting like she wants to be young and independent and on her own. She had her children very soon after marrying young, so she never really had her twenties. But her husband has never held her back from doing whatever she wanted to do.
She apparently had been thinking about this for some time and just told her husband. She appears to be doing fine and he is a wreck. He has moved out of the house and into his own apartment.
My boyfriend is the youngest of three children (two out of the house and he is a junior in college). He’s taking it very hard. He hates to see his family fall apart and feels badly for his dad. He’s resenting his mom a little bit because she acts like everything is ok. She has consented to go to marriage counseling but admitted that she’s not reallly interested in trying very hard.
They are a faithful Catholic family and I just don’t know what to say/do for any of them. My boyfriend is hoping his mom just needed some space and will come back, but it’s looking doubtful. What can I do?!?