Recently my 23 year old son who lives at home asked if his girlfriend, who lives in the country, could stay with us for a couple of weeks while he was on holiday. We agreed but were uncomfortable when he returned to work as she remained in the house refusing to come out of his room until he returned in the evening.
My son says we need to try harder to make her feel welcome and this has caused friction. He is threatening to move out with her and she seems to have some sort of hold over him. I love my son and I don’t want him to leave, what can I do?
Help him to pack! The best way to get your son back is to let him move in with his girlfriend so he can experience her attitude and personality without being able to blame it on you or anyone else and, since she seems not to work, the expense of running a home on a 23 year-olds salary should have him home in no time at all.
The risk is that this rather rude young lady may decide to get pregnant to hold onto him in which case, thank goodness they are not living with you as a built-in babysitting service!
The risk is that this rather rude young lady may decide to get pregnant to hold onto himTina Koumarianos