Uncomfortable with parents offering money and gifts….

posted 2 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m sorry you are stuck in this tough situation. It sounds like neither parent is good with money. However unfortunately, you can’t control their actions, only your own.

The divorce won’t go on forever, and your father might calm down once that is over with. After all, he can only live on savings and credit for so long. Eventually he will come back down to earth and it’s entirely up to you how much (or if) you want to help him out when that happens. You might, for example, offer to pay for counselling for his hoarding or rent in a modest place, but not for anything over that. Whatever you do, make sure that you are giving him something tangible that he needs, not cash that he can blow on luxuries.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

FruitBasket:  That must have been a very difficult change in lifestyle for everyone. It’s a shame that your father hasn’t been able to come to terms with his illness and how it has affected his family. All the best for the future and try not to let your concerns abour your parents affect your own small family too much. Divorce is hard for everyone, but it does pass and things may yet change for the better.

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