Sunday is my 47th birthday.
Marina, Happy Birthday in advance.
Having challenging parents and not being a whiz at dealing with them does not make you less of a grown up.
Thank you for your compassionate post, Music.
Thanks for your response, Lady.
My daughter would love to move out, but if she does, my parents will try to stay with me.
I think alot of us have messed up families.. I too grew up in and had a very dysfunctional family.. I still do at times. I cant tell you how many times my mom starved us and told us we were fat...and she told me that a few weeks ago and she is 88. I just ignore her on a good day.. I barely eat because I cant afford it right now.. and I try and do something physical when I can and I dont really care what size I am... I am 57 and happy with the way I look.. If I am not then I have a problem.
So I am going to go into psyche 101 here;
First off you sound like you have this entitlement theory and that at 47 you should be this or that.. Who promised you that?
I am 57 and My life sucks right now and I didnt ask for it. I am also divorced twice with a messed up family .. my son cant hold onto a job.. He sucks money out of me that I dont have.. He dates a woman ten years older than him and she has three kids. If he doesnt win the lottery life is going to get really hard.
My car is a 2004 with no hope of me getting a new one.. I have no medical insurance and limited income and no man. I live with sis and mom and want to die everyday cause of it.
I know this post is about you but hey want to trade places.???
let me know cause I will be on a plane asap
Happy Birthday Drama Queen....
I think it would be a lot easier to deal w/ your Dd if you just set boundaries, esp. about money.
Aren't you Italian?