03-14-2021 10:15 AM
03-14-2021 01:38 PM
Hello @Jiindah1 , I am sorry to hear that you are in such a difficult position at the moment. It sounds like things have been really hard with your son and that you are quite concerned about him. It must be so hard experiencing these clashes with your son's girlfriends mother and being left feeling disempowered. Having your son refusing to help around the house and being disrespectful sounds really difficult too. Have you had the chance to discuss this behaviour with your son and explore why he has been acting in that way?
Do you have anyone that you can talk to about how you are feeling and what you have been going through? I would strongly recommend giving Parentline a call as they have experienced counsellors that you can talk to 7 days a week for support and advice. You can also raise your concerns with these counsellors as they will be able to give you advice on how to handle the situation with your son and his girlfriend's family and around what actions to take next. Hope this helps.
03-15-2021 05:37 PM
Hi @Jiindah1 ,
I just wanted to touch base and see how you're doing today - I can imagine this would feel really disrespectful and inappropriate as a parent, I think that I would also be feeling pretty appalled that other parents felt it was appropriate to give my child money without discussing this with the young person's parents. It's pretty shocking, and I can imagine you would feel incredibly disrespected by that- and I'm so sorry that you've experienced that. It's not respecting your boundaries as a parent, and that's really not OK.
Do you think you'd feel comfortable approaching this family and letting them know how this makes you feel, and the impact it's having on your relationship with your son?
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