Hi all Just needing some advice and wondering how to handle this. I’m a single mum and live with my 17 year old son. We’ve always been really close, l’ve always given him what he wanted and done everything for him and the last few months it’s like living with a stranger. He was always a funny, kind, loving son but now he’s the total opposite. He has a job now that pays really really well he has great friends and probably the last 6 months he’s become very close to his dad, we are divorced and he is not the best role model. I suppose it just really hurts, gets me so upset that we used to be so close and now l feel l don’t know him. He comes home doesn’t say hi, he leaves to go out, l get nothing, he shares nothing with me at all. I’ve just got him to start doing his own laundry as he does nothing around the house, he’s not happy with that and keeps saying he wants me to do it but lm not touching it. I have him pay $50 a week board and he never wants to pay it even though he makes a fantastic wage. I have to keep on him about paying it, sometimes he pays, sometimes he doesn’t. Hes been given me the silent treatment for so long and l’ve done nothing to deserve this, it’s so disrespectful and hurts so much. When we have an argument over usually what lm speaking about he starts with the put downs, language and yet again it hurts. I’ve cried and cried so much over how life is with him right now and how much its changed. Anyone who is going through the same l’d love to hear from and any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks.
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