I have a 19 year old son. He has been out of high school for more than a year. During this time he has only done odd jobs. He sleeps until noon or later. No amount of nagging gets through to him. I have tried being nice, firm, tough. I even had him sit down and work out my budget. Showed him my expenses and revenue and I can’t pay all of my bills. I raised three kids, he is the only one at home. His child support ran out when he turned 19 and I need to make up this money. I have a choice, I can either get him to pay rent, or move out to a much smaller place so I can afford my bills. He does not seem to care .He says all his freinds parents let them do what they want. They buy them cars, I know this to be true. I am a struggling single Mom (not a victim) his freinds parents all have partners or are married and they are very well off, live in large houses etc. We live in a one level suite but the town I live in has very expensive rents. Everyone tells me to kick him out, but I can’t pick him up and throw him out. He is 6″ 1″ and over 200 pounds. He plays sports and that is all he wants to do. He says he wants to be a professional athlete and I should support his dream. He does not go to the gym everyday either, just hangs out goes to practices and plays his games on the weekends. I think he is stuck or depressed as he is not sure what he wants to be. But, time is ticking and I told him I am not helping him by allowing him to do nothing. He just ignores me. Ultimatums don’t work with himj, he just digs his heels in harder. I am thinking of moving out to a 1 bedroom and telling him I won’t have room for him. I know he will just think I am kidding….He is not getting it…. Help!!!!!
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September 24, 2012
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