Hi - I am new here. I went looking for a place online to talk about my kids since I don't have any support
in my new town. I was sick for a long time, then the recession hit and I couldn't find a job. As a result I went
back to college to get a 2nd degree but it hasn't helped me as much as I had hoped careerwise. I also lost my
home in the process of being sick and unemployed. I have three adult kids. All have college degrees thanks, in large part, to
me supplying for their emotional needs as children. I had no life when they were younger. I was always present for them.
I knew they needed someone there for them since their dad, who I divorced because he was abusive, was also a workaholic. Now my son is graduating soon and he's mad at me. He's angry that he can't come home to live with me since I moved out of state to get a job. He's mad that I lost my condo in 2008. He's mad that I'm not more successful.
Anyone else here who has kids that just don't comprehend that once you get past age 45 so many employers want nothing to do with you?