Mom of 31 yr old son at the end of her rope

Dorothy - posted on 08/21/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I don't know what to do. I feel very trapped. My son is 31, cannot drive a car or hold a job so kicking him out is very difficult. He is under psychiatric care but still, so many problems. There is rarely harmony in this home. Very stressful. Am I alone?


Meaghan - posted on 08/21/2013




I am sorry to hear of your problems with your 31 year old son. Unfortunately this doesn't seem like a good situation for anyone involved. If he is under psychiatric care perhaps what would be best for all involved is that he remain at a facility that is more suited to deal with his daily needs.

It is certainly not an easy situation by any stretch of the imagination but it isn't good for you or him if he is not getting the support he requires on a daily basis. He needs the support of people who are trained to deal with his mental health issues and you need the freedom of being out from under the oppressive nature of his mental health issues.

You are not alone, we might not all know what it is like to have an adult son with mental health issues but we can all relate to being a mother and wanting the best for our children.

I hope you feel less alone :)

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