I'm struggling with my son right now..... he has had a rough high school life with getting into trouble, his parents getting a divorce.... but this is his senior year and I thought we were more mature and starting to head in the right direction. He was supposed to join the Marines, and ship out date of July 25....well now that there is a girlfriend, who is a drop out and does not work, has no goals, in the picture... he is now saying that he does not want to join.
His ship out date got pushed back until Sept now because he is not where he needs to be physcially, and his recuritter is still willing to help.
My son has not one male role model except this recuritter... his father does not really have anything to do with my kids unless he can play some kind of guilt trip on them or make them feel sorry for him. My ex does not even have a job and will not get a job because he does not want to pay child support.
I'm afraid that my son will not join the Marines and I know this is what he needs to be a good man. I am just at a lost to what to do with this.... I explained to him yesterday that if when he graduates in 3 weeks, if he thinks that it is going to be about being on vacation - negative, he will get a job and pay room and board. The girlfriend is not moving in, he is not moving in with her... period. He will be 18 in 3 weeks also..... I'm afraid of what is going to happen