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Monica - posted on 07/27/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Recently, we've had some major financial obstacles placed on my family because of my mother. My son is almost 9 yrs. old & is very aware of what's going on. I am trying to be optimistic, but I know my mother will not reimburse us in any way. I don't want to say that she can no longer see her grandson, but she's setting a very bad example. Is there any easy way to explain grandma's behavior? I try to say things simple in a way that's not bashing grandma. The truth is, she has been running away from debt her whole life. I was too young to know better growing up, but now that I have a life & family of my own, I am tired of paying what she's left behind. She has set my family back in debt alot & am in the middle of a nasty court settlement with her & a credit agency. We are trying to save everything& I am trying to & be strong for my family. Any advice?

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Momma - posted on 07/27/2009

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The only advise I have is tough love. Your mother needs to realize that her mistakes is not your mistakes and while its natural to get family to help in hard times, its not natural for a mother to ask her daughter to go into debt to get her out of it. She needs to learn that she has to pay the price for her mistakes, just that same as she would expect you to pay the price for your mistakes.

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