Post # 1
For reasons cant mention, my family is moving in with us. Myself, my son, and my fiance live in a 650 sq foot two bedroom apartment. My parents and 2 youngest siblings are looking at homelessness.
it would be for 1-3 months.
i need prayers/ good wishes
Post # 3
Yikes. Make schedules for everything from day 1! Are they able to help you with bills for the apartment, groceries, or anything else?
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Many, many hugs and good wishes your way! I can’t imagine having my family moving in with me, but you must do what is needed to help them out. I agree with @peachacid, make sure rules and boundaries are established from the get-go.
Post # 5
*hugs* good luck. it’s not easy having that many people in such close quarters but I’m sure you’ll be able to make it work. Maybe they can apply for government assistance such as foodstamps or unemployment to help supplement the bills.
Post # 6
So sorry to hear that times have become so devastating for your family. I Ann glad you will support them
Post # 7
Wow – a lot to go through. Are you still planning your wedding? I hope things change and they get on their feet soon. Good luck to you and your beau. Can help you with print items for your wedding – and get them for you at cost. Let me know! Best, Lise [email protected]
Post # 8
Oh lovey, I am so sorry that you and your family are going through such a trying time. All of you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. It’s going to be a stressful transition, and if you ever need to vent or rant or just need a sympathetic shoulder to cry on, I’m available. I’m sure many other Bees will be as well. (((((HUGS)))))
Post # 9
oh my goodness that’s a huge thing to take on.
will be thinking of you 🙂
Post # 10
That must be a lot of stress on your shoulders. BIG HUGS TO YOU!
Set rules from day 1 like PP’s said. Everyone should help clean/cook.
Post # 11
Good luck to you!! Prayers being sent your way. What a tough position to be in.
Post # 12
Thank you so much everyone. I thought Fiance would take it hard, but he’s jumping right in to help. I LOVE that man. It’s crazy, so much has happened between BOTH our families. FI’s grandpa died, fi’s young close relative has been hospitalized becasue of some sort of chronic disease they just discovered. Future Sister-In-Law drama, now this.
Lord, give me streanth!!!
@peachacid: They’re going to buy the food for the whole family and pay the pg&e. We have a firm “No cable, no TV after 9pm” rule that is not changing. It comes with the house. Also, they are in charge of the laundry, so that kind of helps us out a bit.
@loving_life: They’re not eligiable for that. They already checked. Asking us was last resort. It must have been hard, my mom asking me for help :/
@LiseRamosMorales: Still planning my wedding. Nothing has changed for us. We all agreed they need to be out by the time the wedding comes.
Post # 13
I’m so sorry to hear that your family has come to this! It’s always so hard when people around you struggle, but I think it’s harder when it’s your parents, because you’re so used to them being the “grown up.”
While they’re living with you, try to get them linked in with family support services in the area (which will be easier if your two younger sisters are minors). While they may not currently be eligible for food stamps or government benefits, there are people out there who have a pretty good idea of what’s available for people in their situations (no interest loans, housing support, etc.).
Post # 14
Best wishes and blessings to you and your family!
Post # 15
@MissFireFlower: Just curious why the no cable after 9pm?
am I the only person who watches late television lol 🙂
Post # 16
@PinkMermaid: That’s what I thought, too! Due to work schedules, my TV generally doesn’t even get turned on until after 9pm lol.
OP: Sorry to hear you’re going through this. Are you really in a 2BD w/ only 650 sq ft? My 1BD is 800 – I can’t imagine sharing that little space w/ so many people 🙁