Thats what my husband and sd13have. I did some research and its rampant, unfortunately most of the time, the parent and the child doesnt know its happening but the effect on the child is destructive particularly to the child. It seems it happens very often on divorced or separated couple/parents and couples who are having marital or serious domestic issues.its also closely related to parental alienation. Emotional incest happens when parent child relationship changes into where the parent becomes emotionally dependent to the child.when the unhappy mommy or daddy turns to the child for comfort cause the spouse or partner failed to give emotional support or refuse to do so.the child is forced to be a grown up.. To be a pillar.. A shoulder to cry on.. The ears to listen to the parents unhappiness.. To validate how good mommy or daddy is..to be mommy or daddys self extension.. To be mommys lil knight or daddys mini wife..
And after reading statements from people who suffered emotional incest, im scared that my husband will do it to our babies.. How she groomed sd13 to be his mini wife.no sexual abuse but i can see how he has a hold and control over sd13.tsk.tsk.. Time for me to start packing up.
Update..im sorry to offend some people.i am sharing this experience because it is happening.and it is a form of abuse where the kids suffer a lot.. Particularly in his adulthood and ability to have a successful relationship.. I wasnt aware of it until a cmers mentioned it from my last post prior to this.