So my 19 year old college student son informed us that his gf and her parents invited him to go to her cousins 8th grade graduation party in June. This entails staying overnight two nights, and they are all staying in the same room-something my husband and I think is a little weird but of course the son does not because he wants to go. Now I know a lot of mom's are going to say " he is 19 and therefore an adult" but he still lives in our house and we still pay all the bills so we feel we have the right to say yes or no to certain things. The gf doesn't think we have the right to say no to anything where she is involved. If we say no, we get constant questions as to why not and then constantly telling us he wants to go. The issue is that we own a family business (which he is in college to take courses to go into the business when he is done-his choice, not ours) and the summer is always very busy, my husband tried to explain that to him and that something may come up that weekend that we may need his help for. This is not good enough, everytime we tell him that he obviously tells the gf and then we get a text saying something like he's sure we can do without him one weekend! I'm just tired of no never meaning no anymore, before the gf if we said no to something that was the end of it! I also told him that if the room costs more because he is supposed to go and then something comes up where he can't go we would pay the difference, not good enough, the gf wants a yes and thats final!(in case you can't tell she is very controlling) UGH! Just hope one day my old son comes back into being. Thanks for letting me vent!