He’s not depressed or reclusive, but he doesn’t want to date.
But my aunt keeps asking, and it’s very uncomfortable for me.
Philip admits he’s making a “moral transgression” by not telling her but still says he won’t do it because he’s worried that this may lead to her boyfriend finding out about the cheating. We have urged him strongly to tell her, but he won’t listen. Do we risk her having a dangerous disease so Philip doesn’t get upset?
Feel completely free to tell her that you don’t know whether your father is dating, have no interest in pushing him to date if he doesn’t feel like it, and will not be available to answer any further questions about the subject.Tell him that if he’s not going to tell his former flame, that you will, and then go right ahead and do it if he continues to put it off.If Philip gets upset, he gets upset; if her boyfriend dumps her, he dumps her.A: Chlamydia is a fairly common and treatable STI, but it can permanently damage the reproductive system if left untreated, so if Philip’s ex doesn’t know, she ought to get tested, she might be at risk of decreased fertility in the future or an ectopic pregnancy.Philip’s not doing himself any favors with this head-in-the-sand approach, either—his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend is likelier to find out that she cheated on him if he learns he’s contracted an STI the next time he gets checked out.