Dear Annie: When I married my husband, he was divorced with a college-aged daughter. For some reason or other, she did not complete her degree. After college, “Connie” got a job and her own apartment. She became pregnant by a co-worker and had a son. Her dad and I were very disappointed.
Later, Connie moved to another state and had two more children with the same man, but no marriage. Her dad and I supported her and paid her rent whenever she needed it. He advised her on the difficulties and disadvantages of raising children without marriage, but she didn’t listen. She moved back home three years before her father died. Her mother died two years later.