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I Am Tired Of Parenting My Adult Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3 People

    21 Year Old Daughter Drives Me Crazy!

    I am 43 with a 21 year old daughter and 18 year old son.  My son seems on the right track but my daughter is another story.  She has these huge dreams but cannot see past today.  I paid for a year of college which she failed.  Don't get me wrong, she is a...
    Ponypal Ponypal 41-45 Sep 30, 2010

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    When Do I Get To Live My Life?!

    I have lived half my life raising my children.  I am almost 50 and I have never had a chance to really live my life.  I understand that is what a mother does but, when do they finally grow up and move on with their lives? I have three kids one is 24 one is 20 and...
    irishgurl01 irishgurl01 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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