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My parents were married at 18 & are now 59 yrs old. My father has had several DWI's and my mother gave him the ultimatum that he should go to seek professional help or she was gone. My father went and has been doing well. Recently, however, my father confided to my sister that part of his problem is that he was not satisfied with his marriage. He has asked my mother to go for marriage counseling. Her reply was no!, That he should go solve his own problems first. My questions are this.... should we children get involved?, if so how? and do you think my mother's stance has any validity?

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