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When is it time to say "NO" to helping your grown child?


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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Abby Campbell says

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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    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.


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Audrey Selig (brakel2) says

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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    That's how I feel. If they keep getting treated as children they won't grow up.

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P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    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.

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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    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