Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

my grown kids are causing me to go broke and be depressed

Answer Question
 
Debbie N.

Asked by Debbie N. at 3:45 PM on Aug. 14, 2013 in Adult Children (18+)

Level 1 (2 Credits)
Answers (17)
  • Well, if they ask for money, channel your inner Nancy Reagan and just say no. If they're making bad choices, that's hard to watch, but whether or not it makes you depressed is up to you. Only you get to decide how you react to what happens in your life.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 3:51 PM on Aug. 14, 2013

  • No one 'causes' you to feel a certain way. You are in charge of your emotions. While they might act a certain way, and you can not control how they act, you can control what your response is.

    Eleanor Roosevelt once states "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" The same goes with any other emotion. You control YOUR emotions and actions.

    And if they are causing you to go broke, stop giving them money!!!
    ChasingBridges

    Answer by ChasingBridges at 3:53 PM on Aug. 14, 2013

  • This is a question and answer section,not a Statement section
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:53 PM on Aug. 14, 2013

  • How do you expect us to answer this?
    DJDNY

    Answer by DJDNY at 3:54 PM on Aug. 14, 2013

  • And the question is?
    luvmygrandgirl

    Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 3:55 PM on Aug. 14, 2013

  • So...
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 4:05 PM on Aug. 14, 2013

  • So, why do you allow them to do that? Stop allowing it and you'll feel better.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 4:11 PM on Aug. 14, 2013

  • You are the parent, tell them NO! when asking for money or wanting things that you don't feel is a "NEED" right now. They can earn things they want..and if they are old enough make them go get a job!

    geminisummerz

    Answer by geminisummerz at 4:15 PM on Aug. 14, 2013

  • Okay. Since you didn't actually ask a question. Just okay.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:22 PM on Aug. 14, 2013

  • CafeMom: Not A Blog™
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 4:29 PM on Aug. 14, 2013

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN