Hope - posted on 11/20/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am a new step mom, and my new step son is 25 years old. I have two sons of my own, so raising boys is nothing new to me. But, I can honestly say that i can't stand this kid. He dropped out of college, won't work more than 20 hours per week, spends most of his time gaming, and expects that everyone will just bail him out. For the last 10 months, my husband ( of 1 month), completely supported him...provided a place to live, groceries, etc and never charged rent. He has an excuse for everything and never plans ahead. Over the last year, I found him job opportunities and job fairs and he just brushed them off.
This past week, he has moved away to go live with a girl in another state that he met online. I was rejoicing on the day he left! My husband has been in the "dumps" because of him leaving and because he knows that his decisions are horrible. I completely do not understand how he feels. I feel like it is a blessing that he left. But, there is no doubt in my mind that we will hear from him again soon, when he needs to be bailed out and can't pay his bills.
Has anyone else dealt with this type of situation? What is the best way to handle this without driving a wedge between me and my husband?