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Posted by: anonymous
2019-05-23 02:51:55
ID: 60294
My Dad has to sell his house. He’s used up all his reverse mortgage $ and can’t pay his real estate taxes. We didn’t learn of any of this (including the mortgage!) until 2 weeks ago. I’ve found him a low-income apartment and two people who are interested in his house. And now he’s not sure what he wants to do! What he WANTS is no longer a choice! We need to get him out and he’s thinking ‘they’ won’t kick him out because he’s almost 85. I’m going to have to become the parent and I’m on the verge of tears all the time. I’m afraid I’m going to upset him because somebody has to do something, and that someone is me.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-05-23 01:56:24
ID: 60285
In response to a confession. For what it's worth, and I know her bday is already over, but I would want to know if my mom was struggling. I wouldn't even care about a gift. I wouldn't want her to be too ashamed to give me a bday hug, or to feel like she couldn't tell me what was bothering her. I wouldn't want her to feel so depressed that she wanted to hide from me. I would want her to know she is enough. Praying for you, op.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-05-21 04:41:58
ID: 60277
I feel so shitty. I suffer from depression and anxiety, have no job and am living with my alcoholic dh whom I'm separated from. Today is our dd's 29th birthday and I avoided going out with her to run errands because I have nothing to give her. This is the 1st year in her 29 years of life I have nothing to give her. I feel so sad and ashamed. I do have an interview tomorrow. Please pray for me if you're a praying person.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-05-19 22:54:06
ID: 60267
In response to a confession. SD texted DH and me today, asking if we’re gonna be home tomorrow because she needs to come by. My prediction: She ‘needs’ to come by because she ‘needs’ money for the trip to DGD’s event. She’s had 3 months to plan for this, but hey, the Bank of Wicked Step Mom and Dad is open, right? Nope! We told her a year ago when she borrowed money and failed to repay us (again!!!) not to ask. I hope DH stands firm because I don’t plan on being here. No contact = No disrespect.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-05-19 00:18:06
ID: 60247
I've been spending a lot of time with my ILs lately while DH is away on a business trip. They live close so FIL is helping me with the yard work, etc. and I'm helping MIL do freezer cooking for both of our freezers. The more time I spend with them, the more I realize why DH is the way he is. They are definitely VERY different than my parents!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-05-16 17:03:58
ID: 60208
In response to a confession. It's good that he's validating your feelings, though. You're not just being too sensitive. She's not acting right and doesn't deserve your energy, money, or time.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-05-15 16:56:02
ID: 60202
Our DGD will be involved in an important ceremony in a few weeks. I was dreading it because I’m the OP whose SD (DGD’s Mom) disrespects me. But I’ve been looking up airfares and hotel/rental car charges for a few days, never mentioning that I didn’t care to go. This morning DH asked me what the total would be and I said ‘about $1200.’ He said he doesn’t feel like we need to go and I asked why. He gave me two reasons: that’s a lot of money for two days and we more than likely will see DGD for two minutes or less; and he doesn’t care to spend time with his daughter because she’s so disrespectful. I haven’t said a word to him about how I feel! And no, I don’t feel vindicated....I feel bad for us all.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-05-15 16:45:30
ID: 60201
Soo.... I have two kids and a grandbaby. DD20 just moved across the country and I miss her a lot. Already. Today DS24 is making noises about moving out of state. Serious noises. DD20 is SO freaking happy so far to be out west and in the mountains, doing something completely different in a brand new place. I want DS24 to have that experience of a brand new start in a brand new place if that's what he wants. But if he and DIL and DGD move away I will be so sad. Especially since I can totally see DD20 deciding not to come home at the end of summer. If both my kids move away I might freak out.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-05-15 00:33:13
ID: 60196
Last post to clarify...and for the obvious hater to STFU. I came into their lives when she was six. She’s 43. When I married their father I moved into the home that she was raised in and not once did they (nor were they expected to) knock to come in. She called me ‘MamaC’ until she was 17. She and her brother have bought me cards for Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas since they were old enough to buy them. SHE quit everything when her mother died three years ago. We had what I thought was a good relationship, I sent her a plant the day after the funeral (because I’d lost my own mom five years earlier and knew the day after the funeral is tough), I’ve been her sounding board when she decided she hated her step dad after she died, and I’ve shown her nothing but compassion. I was and am upset at how she treats me, and I’ve chosen to cut her out of my life. If we don’t communicate I won’t continue to be disappointed.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-05-14 22:14:39
ID: 60192
In response to a confession. Reading comprehension?? Not the OP, but it says "our home" not "my home". Sounds like you have some unresolved step-parent issues.. sheesh
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