The mother of a grown son recently angered him and his girlfriend after she forced them and their grandson out of her home because they were lazy and broke promises. Here’s what the frustrated grandmother had to say.
His Girlfriend Got Pregnant
A 63-year-old woman and her 67-year-old husband found themselves in a difficult situation with their son last year.
She began, “My husband and I ran into an issue with my son last year. During the pandemic, his girlfriend got pregnant. He moved her in with his roommates, who were not happy.”
They Were Evicted
The arrangement didn’t work out, and the son’s roommates eventually left. The couple tried to manage alone, but after losing his job and failing to pay rent, they were evicted seven months later.
This led to an eviction record, terrible credit, and a heap of credit card debt.
The Parents Were Hesitant
The older couple was initially reluctant to have them move in, as their son, a 38-year-old man, had lived with them until he was 31, and it had been challenging to persuade him to leave the first time.
However, given the imminent birth of their child, the parents felt obligated to offer the couple a place to stay.
They Had A Deal
The agreement was for the young couple to find jobs, help with utility costs, settle their credit card debts, and look for their own place within six months.
Their son and his girlfriend, however, overstayed their welcome and refused to move out, citing the eviction on their record as a hindrance to finding a rental.
They Took Advantage
Furthermore, the pair wasn’t able to contribute to the utilities. The mother said, “So my husband and I paid more in utilities, and they ate for free as well since they would take from the fridge and wouldn’t buy any groceries themselves.”
Initially, the grandparents offered to assist with the baby’s expenses, such as diapers and a car seat. However, after almost a year, they found themselves still shouldering these costs.
It Was Unbearable
The younger residents were only working short shifts for a delivery service and were not contributing enough to the household, becoming a significant drain.
Any attempt by the woman to encourage her son to find full-time employment was met with anger and accusations of nagging. Additionally, the girlfriend was very untidy, rarely cleaned up, and the mother often ended up caring for the baby more than the couple did.
They Planned To Move Abroad
The homeowners had retired two years ago, with plans to move to Chile, where the wife was originally from. However, the sale of their house was postponed to accommodate their son and his family.
After more than a year of patience, they decided to put their house on the market.
They Sold It
Although the retired couple had hoped to renovate their property before selling, their son and his girlfriend refused to give them access to their living spaces.
Consequently, they sold the house as it was and informed the two other residents that they had two months to find a new place to live with their son.
He Was Furious
The news was not well received. “My son yelled at us for kicking them out and not caring about him and shattered our decorative vase,” the mother recounted.
Accusing them of indifference, their son eventually moved out with his family. However, the three were left without a place to stay and were staying with a friend until the end of the month.
He Shouted At Her
Saddened but relieved to have their own lives back, the woman and her husband prepared for their move to Chile.
When the mother attempted to contact her son, he reacted by yelling at her over the phone and denying her any future contact with her grandson because they kicked him out.
But What Did She Do Wrong
The retired woman was left perplexed and saddened by how her son had failed to take responsibility and become an independent adult without being forced.
Feeling disheartened, the mother asked the internet for advice, telling her story online in the hope of gleaning some insight into whether her actions were justified or unforgivable.
The Internet Responded
One person commented, “It’s unfortunate that a child is caught in the middle of this because his parents aren’t willing to take responsibility. You’ve earned your retirement, and your son’s entitlement is his problem, not yours. Maybe this will be the wake-up call he needs.”
Another said, “You may have gone wrong nowhere at all….As I told my mom about my 35-year-old brother, sometimes you just have to love people from over there. At a safe distance.”
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