Enabling Behavior -- Continuous Financial Rescuing

My son, 47 years old, can't seem to take care of himself. He continuously loses jobs, apartments, etc., and I always go to the rescue. He neither smokes nor drinks. No matter what I suggest to him, he will act, but later needs rescuing again. I continuously told him I will not always be able to assist him, but I think he neither listens nor cares! I have to let this behavior go no matter how it hurts. He lives with an older lady who finds excuses not to look for work. So, when I help him, she also benefits. I am retired now and cannot continue this. Because of me, they have, more than several times, depleted my accounts and the results have always been negative. This is driving me crazy! It's like throwing money out of the window! Thank you.

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Feb 04, 2017
Hope this helps...
by: Don Carter


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Don Carter MSW, LCSW

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