Susan - posted on 07/07/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
First, a little background, I am a single mom of an 18 yr old son who just graduated high school. It has only been him and I since he has been 5 years old, with basically no involvement from his father. I just went back to work after being laid off from a Fortune 100 company for two years. I was with that company for 24 years.
Sooooo, my son graduates from high school and four days later, moves in with his father. His father is on SSI disability benefits, addicted to pain killers and is in a small apartment where my son has to sleep on the couch. Granted, we don't have a lot but he does have his own bedroom here.
Now a month has gone by. He never showed up to either of the games for his two baseball teams. He also had a wonderful job and didn't show up the first day for work. He hasn't taken the placement test for college. It is like he just shut down.
Now he is asking to come home. I can see that he still doesn't want to follow the rules though. I am at a loss as to what to do. I have such resentment for him just giving up!