Should I tell my husband’s daughters about the affair?

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Dear Amy: My stepdaughters are 17 and 22. My husband’s separation agreement (12 years ago) specified that neither spouse could malign the other, which he and I have upheld.

Amy Dickinson 

The girls’ mother has not necessarily abided by this agreement.

Now that they are old enough, should we tell them that their mom’s affair with their stepdad is the reason for their parents’ divorce — or should we just let it ride?

Wondering Stepmother

Dear Stepmother: This is a situation where you need to ask yourself: What would be gained from gratuitously offering this information to your stepchildren?

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