I Have Adult Children

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    Not Sure What More I Can Say Or Do to Help

    My oldest child is a 26 yr old married man. His wife is only 4 months younger than he is and they have been married for 5 years. When he told me they were getting married, I strongly suggested they should consider living together for awhile before they get married. His father...
    WittyOne WittyOne
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2009

    Separated But Living Together With Kids

    My son just told me he and his wife are "separated but living together with their children". I have been aware of problems for awhile so the separation wasn't a surprise, but the living arrangement had me baffled. I searched on line and found the subject and got generic...
    RecLucy RecLucy
    61-65, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2013

    Afraid To Say Too Much

    My 42 year old daughter just told me she has left her husband of 18 years. I am trying to wait 6 months to celebrate. I know that anything I say that is negative will be used against me in case of a reconciliation. This is 18 years late in my not so humble opinion. I told her...
    RecLucy RecLucy
    61-65, F
    Apr 13, 2013

    At What Age To Our Children's Problems Become Their Own?

    My daughter is 30 years old and I still feel like I am responsible for her troubles. Intellectually, I know this is not the case, but I still feel heartbroken every time she encounters difficulty. My problem is that I feel very judgmental toward her. She makes so many bad...
    jjnccc1826 jjnccc1826
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Sep 5, 2012

    Cleaning Ears

    The best way I can share about what my 4 adult daughters are like is to explain how they would react to the quirk I have since they were little.  I have a compulsive need to clean ears.  If I were to do it today, I would still pull on their ear lobe...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Apr 3, 2009

    She Moved Back Home.... (4 1/2 Years Ago)

    I don't know what to do anymore and it is tearing me apart inside. I have an adult daughter recently divorced with three children. She moved home 4 1/2 years ago with one child and had two additional while living at home. Tough love is so hard! We've had a few blow outs over...
    Gredvig Gredvig
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2011

    One of my daughters (24)

    and her daughter (3) lives with me. Well she never actually moved out for more than a week. She is selfish and treats me horrible. I have talked to her and talked to her. People have told me I need to kick her out but I can't do that because of my granchild. She has barley...
    granny1969 granny1969
    46-50, F
    Mar 26, 2016

    I Am Not Just Sad, I Am Angry And Dumbfounded

    My 26 yr old son will (God willing) be going through a divorce in the near future, that is not the really BAD news. His wife has been expressing discontent sporadically that has intensified over the last 10 months. She was not clear about why she was unhappy and my son was...
    WittyOne WittyOne
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2009

    My Biggest Mistake

    My son is adopted, we got him at 10 weeks old and he was perfect. We lived in the country in a small cottage with a very large garden. He grew up loving everything and wanting to do as much as possible. He enjoyed school and showed good signs that he might fulfill his dream of...
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    1 Response Feb 20, 2012

    Leaving It In Gods Hands

    This is my first time posting, I have a 25 year old daughterwho has recently gotten out of one engagement  just to get into another engagement with a 23 year old guy, she has put  her education on hold and has made getting married her top piority.. She is now living...
    aliehs aliehs
    12 Responses Aug 3, 2010

    Saying that always makes me laugh

    as it sounds like they are toddlers in adult bodies Come to think of it ... hahaha
    LilyLangtree LilyLangtree
    56-60, F
    Jul 17, 2015

    I detest my daughter.

    I love her dearly but I can't stand the way she treats me. she's a bi-polar, alcoholic, selfish user who has been beating me since she was 12 years old and now she's being mean to my sweet little granddaughters. I love her and hate her at the same time. she makes our lives a...
    R2RS R2RS
    46-50, F
    Apr 16, 2014

    Slow-growing Adult Kid

    My eldest son (age 32) has always struggled in life. He had minimal brain damage at birth (due to forceps injury), and it has led to learning disability, partial seizure disorder, and clinical depression. This all has been diagnosed and documented by a neuropsychologist. He's...
    IndyBeckiH IndyBeckiH
    1 Response Nov 10, 2011

    18 and In College

    My son is 18 (will be 19 this coming May) and in his first year at college. Don't know what else to say except that I'm proud of him.
    lilystrange lilystrange
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2008

    Three Generations Of Sean

    Eighty years! My mother in law is still running strong, a smiling hostess, sharp as a -- well, only when provoked.  And here today is a reasonable cross section of her descendants, down to two of the three great grandchildren ... who happen to also be my grandchildren.  Because...
    windlion windlion
    56-60, M
    Aug 27, 2012

    I'm Sad...

    my 21 yr old son and his wife are planning a divorce. their son is only 7 months old. no one was happy when they got married, but no one is happy they're getting divorced. i'm taking it really hard, apparently harder than anyone thinks i should. isn't to pretty normal for mothers...
    bowieblue99 bowieblue99
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2009

    My Mothr In Law Is Not Ready To Accept Me.

      I am 22 yrs old.. i m a single girl..my parents r divorced...mom lives wid her family i mean in my matternal house. though i also born and brught up there,but since 2006 due to my studies i was away from them..i used to stay in hostel since then... now I work in IT company...
    blueskypinksea blueskypinksea
    1 Response Aug 11, 2010

    Shut Up Or ?

    Okay, All mine are pretty great, I trust them. The trouble I have is being 'terribly' honest when maybe I should just shut up. My thinking when I do this is, I'm the only one who dares to tell them. (Like your real friend tells you when there is spinach in your teeth) When they...
    Trasa Trasa
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2011

    Pleased As Punch

    I have two adult children that I am thoroughly proud of. I have a son (30) who is articulate, smart and the perfect gentleman. He is engaged and has given me a grandson (8 months old). I have a daughter (26) who is witty and strong-minded. She bought a house with her BF and loves...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jun 15, 2009
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