Living With A Struggling Parent

I'm 23 years old and currently pursuing my MBA, which will be completed in May 2013. Every since I can remember, my mom has struggled financially. It never really bothered me much as a child or a teenager because she always made sure we had everything we needed, but I still thought that things would eventually get better than they were.

I went to college in another city in our state that was about two hours away, so it didn't really make sense to ever get an apartment. When I got my bachelor's degree, I originally traveled to California to pursue my MBA at UCR - University of California, Riverside. I loved being in my own place. For once, I didn't have to worry about things getting turned off or having to pick up the slack. Unfortunately, I had to transfer to a school back home because thing just got to be so expensive.

I'm living at home again and things are just awful. I find myself often paying most of the utilities, in addition to, my own bills (phone, insurance, etc.). I don't have a problem helping out, but I have my own goals (getting a car, my own apartment) and it really cuts into me putting money into my savings accounts for these goals. I'm in school full-time so I only work part-time. Even though I get $10 an hour, it's still a struggle to have to worry about myself and then things that she should be doing.

I love my mom, but this is exhausting. I know people struggle but it seems like this has been going on for my entire life. It's getting to the point where I'm begging to hate living in the house I grew up in. What should I do?
PraTer0505 PraTer0505
1 Response Sep 9, 2012

have you told your mom how you feel? this might help her understand you.