If you gave your teen's bf $600.00 to
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|Mon, 03-31-2003 - 11:26pm|
My dd's friend, O's bf did just this. Her parents speak very little English and for the last 2 yrs, they were dubious about this kid. Then he broke his foot in 10 places and was laid up for 3 months, had no money as his job was contracted with no insurance of any kind, they offered to let him spend a month at their house. They fed & housed him, and ran him to dr's appts and grew to care about him. He wanted to get his GED & thought *now* was a good time to do it as he couldn't work but had no money. They gave him the $600 to do this. He moved out after 1.5 months, as per their agreement (more or less), and within a couple days broke up with O. Then he went for a short time, and now isn't going at all. These people do not have a lot of money by anyone's stretch of imagination. They are just hard working, honest people.
I think they should ask him to return the money; from what I understand, their agreement was for him to use it for *school* and if he chose not to go, I think he should be expected to return it, even if he makes monthly payments of SOME amount. I think they're feeling awkward and uncomfortable with asking him to do that.
What would you guys do?