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Caught My Mum Cheating with My Boss

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I came home early from work today and saw my mum and my boss’ car outside. This is a normality though as my mum is a ‘at-home’ masseuse and my boss is one of her clients. I came in the back door so not to disturb what I thought was his massage but I couldn’t hear Enya playing so I went to quickly see if they were there. What I saw was my mum’s clothes on the ground/on the massage table but I could hear their voices coming from my mum and dad’s room. I slowly approached my parent’s room and quickly glanced up at the open door. I saw their bottom halves (naked) and having sex. I quickly rushed back to my room, they did not see or hear me. What the hell do I do? (From Australia)

Caught My Mum Cheating with My Boss

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Your mom has put you in a very difficult position, and I would encourage you to get some outside support with a therapist. The difficulty here is that, for now, you have to keep a secret that has the potential to destroy the family. This isn’t something you want to sit on, and I applaud your reaching out here. Find a therapist who can help you think through the different options. You’ll need support as you think through what to do.

Caught My Mum Cheating with My Boss

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Caught My Mum Cheating with My Boss. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 22, 2019, from
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