single mom with adult children who just bring drama every chance they get

Michelle - posted on 01/18/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have 3 adult children and one grandson. I'm 45 years old and finally got my two older girls to go out on their own. The problem is they are not gone!!! They keep coming back. Asking for money cause they are short on rent, need to feed themselves. I can't seem to get a break. My son is my baby. He is 20 and has schizophrenia. He lives about an hour away from me and I feel my time should be devoted to him. He really needs me. My girls, 23 and 27 years old, are wonderful human the rest of the world..but not to me?
My family says I'm too soft, a pushover, they walk all over me, the know what buttons to push to get their way.
I'm just tired. I want to just enjoy life now!
Any advice


Dove - posted on 01/18/2014




Stop giving them money.... They are old enough to figure out how to pay their own rent and buy their own food... either by their jobs or seeking government assistance to help them get on their feet.

You should not devote all of your time and resources to one child while 'shunning' the other two though. Special needs or not... they are ALL your children. Maybe they feel slighted because of their brother's needs and are taking that out on you?

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