Feeling Overwhelmed

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How do you manage 3 boys - 20, 15, & 11 - work full-time, and take care of a household (outside, inside, bills, etc., without feeling completely overwhelmed and losing your patience big time with everything. It is really affecting my health (blood pressure is high, etc.) and I am constantly exhausted. They do help from time to time, but I continually have to ask them.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/06/2016

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Apparently this one didn't like blunt truth either...LOL

My god, my kids started doing their own laundry about 12! And cleaning after them? Forget it! They were responsible for their own crap!

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Michelle - posted on 10/07/2016

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My 15yo boy and 12.5yo boy have been doing their own laundry for about 4 years!
Why do Mother's do everything for their children and then complain when as adults their children still expect them to do everything?
Seriously, you aren't doing your children any favours by doing everything for them while they are growing up. You need to teach them to fend for themselves and be able to live on their own.

Ev - posted on 10/06/2016

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Well, the 20 year old is an adult. Stop doing his laundry and stuff and have him start making rent payments to you. The other two are old enough to do chores. YOU can withhold certain privileges until they get them done.

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