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Continued Financial Support of Adult Children: Lose-Lose

I won’t grow up/I don’t want to wear a tie/And a serious expression/In the middle of July./And if it means I must prepare/To shoulder burdens with a worried air,/I’ll never grow up/never grow up, never grow up/Not me/Not I/Not me!/So there! ~ Peter Pan If you’re as ancient as I am, you’ll probably remember this: […]

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But What If?: Adult Children With Extenuating Circumstances

Brian always seemed a few steps behind everyone else socially, unsure when to laugh, when to put himself forward, when to retreat. His stutter contributed to his painful shyness. And from the get-go he had never managed to get his school work done. Not from the time he was in first grade and was expected […]

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Letting Your Children Be Adults: The Two Principles

So let’s say, just for the sake of argument, you have┬áthe adult child who won’t leave, a child you support even though she doesn’t work, a child you’ve tried to help by finding different jobs for her in the family business, none of which particularly showed her in the greatest light. Perhaps you’re still living […]

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Financial Support of Adult Children: Lose–Lose

I won’t grow up/I don’t want to wear a tie/And a serious expression/In the middle of July./And if it means I must prepare/To shoulder burdens with a worried air,/I’ll never grow up/never grow up, never grow up/Not me/Not I/Not me!/So there! ~ Peter Pan If you’re as ancient as I am, you’ll probably remember this: […]

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