It starts with helping pay a bill, then another and another. When is it time to say "no" and how without feeling guilty?
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Maybe guilt isn't the best word, but it's the "what ifs" that cause the biggest concern like "what if" they go homeless, "what if" they won't let us see our grandchildren. It's really more worry then guilt.
Yes, we parents do worry. If your grown child goes homeless due to irresponsibility, then it may be a lesson for him/her. If not, then maybe he/she needs to get serious help from a professional. As far as grandchildren, you have rights legally too.
That's how I feel. If they keep getting treated as children they won't grow up.
I agree. Helping out for a good reason such as unexpected circumstances that are temporary, but it's funny how, especially grandchildren are affected it's hard to watch even though you know you have to let them find their own way.
I agree. The question was actually about my parents who went from paying utility bills for my sister to paying the rent while my sisters husband sits around doing nothing. My parents get very frustrated but can't call it quits although they want to