Dr. Laura, America's #1 Relationship Talk Radio Host
On: SiriusXM Stars Channel 109
Call 1-800-DR LAURA (1-800-375-2872) 11am - 2pm PT
Image 01 Image 02
Letters From Listeners
Living at Home
Living at Home

After college, I had the opportunity to take a job in my hometown. The pay was so low, I would have to live at home. My mother said "No". She said if I didn't break out of my comfort zone and spread my wings at that time, I never would. A couple of weeks later, I got another opportunity in much larger city. I am so grateful for the "tough love" from my parents which pushed me to keep looking and launched a wonderful career in a profession I love.

Contrary to that: my ex-in-laws harbor their oldest son (he's pushing 50). They lost everything in the real estate collapse and only live off social security... and their grown son lives with them, does not work (he owes 30K in back child support) and doesn't even do chores. Their financial condition is such they may go on food stamps. It infuriates me, so I limit contact will all involved. They've made excuses for him all of his life and continue to do so to their detriment, and that of my child (their grandchild). I can't imagine a grandparent willing to tolerate and fully support a capable adult child who won't work, making them financially unable to drive to see their grandchildren.


Tags: Adult Child-Parent, Family/Relationships - Adult Child/Parent, Finances, Pink slip on life, Relationships
< Back to Letters From Listeners Archives
Make an Appointment
Stay Connected
or connect at a place below
Normal Gear
Latest Poll
Would you go to a Destination Wedding?
Yes, if it was close family and I had the money
Absolutely, getting married is special
No, it's rude and expensive for everyone
No, I wouldn't be able to get a babysitter
I don't know
Archives  |  Results
About Dr. Laura
E-mail of the Day
From Listeners
Audio & Video
YouTube Videos
Stay at Home
Simple Savings
Work at Home
Tip of the Week
Help & Support
Family Premium Help Center
Podcast Help
Contact Us
Terms of Use
© 2018 DrLaura.com. Take on the Day, LLC
Dr. Laura is a registered trademark of Take On The Day, LLC.
Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy
Powered By Nox Solutions