I am soo pleased with my brother,that he has got his head in gear

@jugsjugs (13046)
September 4, 2010 7:34pm CST
My brother has this year moved out of my mums and moved in with his girl friend,has a job and is off the drink.A year ago my brother was living with my mum,my mum was giving him money all the time,she use to run around for him aswell.He was a right sponger and use to get my mum to pay for his bills,keeping his van on the road and even paying to suport his drinking habit.How things can change for the better.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
7 Sep 10
That's so good for him and your mom.. At least, he's more independent, while your mom can have some peace.. hehe ^_^ I guess your brother has straightened out this thoughts, and thus he's doing all these things now?? Or maybe, he has got big plans, whereby in the past few years, he wants to keep it a secret?? hehe NO matter what, it's a good thing for everybody, and nobody can be more happier than your mom, i guess. hehe
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• Philippines
24 Sep 10
Hi jugs! This is quite late already i have been busy but i am happy for you, at least your brother has changed for the better. He needs support from you and the rest of the family to be able to sustain this effort. God Bless!
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
8 Sep 10
I'm so pleased with your brother as well. He's such a sensible boy compared to my brother here. He's about 28 now and yet he's still living off my mom! Though he's working, but he's not holding a full time job, and spending his days idling around. WHen it comes to night time, he will be out of the house, not knowing where or what he's up. That's making my mom so worried, and i really hope my brother will wake up to his senses soon.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I'm glad to hear that your brother is doing well now. It can be a great strain when you are close to someone that is screwing up at every turn. Some people never change and it is refreshing to hear that your brother is.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Your brother must have finally grown up. You don't say how old he is, but I am assuming he was too old to be living at home. For some reason it takes guys a long time to become mature and independant. I hope he keeps on the right track and doesn't revert to drinking and sponging money off his girlfriend.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I am glad to hear that your brother is doing well. It's always insiprational to hear about people who are able to turn their lives around like that.
5 Sep 10
you don't say how old your brother is, but i am soo pleased for you and your family, especially your mum. It must be so encouraging for her. Being a mum myself, i know exactly how she feels if your children go off at the deep end, you feel a failure and think you let them down. Not true in your mums case, so i am especially pleased for all of you , plus your brother. its great to hear good news for a change
@BlueAngelRS (2900)
• Canada
5 Sep 10
That is great that your brother is on the right track and had changed for the better....Sounds like it hasn't been easy but he did it....
@savypat (20248)
• United States
5 Sep 10
I am so happy for you and your brother. This seems to be a common story and all I can say is boys seem to take longer to mature then girls. Also many Moms seem to have a more difficult time releasing their sons then they do their daughters.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 Sep 10
He has found something to change his life around thanks goodness he finally came to realize this
@carolscash (9504)
• United States
5 Sep 10
You should be very proud of your brother. It seems that for some reason it takes most men more time to grow up than it does girls. I have a brother who is 38 years old and he is living with us and I am hoping that he will see that life is not one big party and that he has to face some responsibilities in life. He really needs to grow up.
• United States
5 Sep 10
We call it a "moocher" here in the states. In the U.S.A. if a child is living off of his or her parents, they are termed a "moocher". A "sponge" in the U.S. is usually someone who absorbs a lot of information and have no problem remembering it. I am glad that he is getting his life together because what was he accomplishing by living off of his mother? Nothing. Now, if he wasn't drinking, and just working, and living with your mother to help her out, that's different.
@celticeagle (111470)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Sep 10
That is a good thing to hear. And he has even learned that his girlfriend won't do those things for him I bet.
• Philippines
5 Sep 10
It's good to know that. I wish I could be him. Independent. I live with my parents. Though it is okay with my parents. I am also sure they wouldn't want me to move out. I tried living far from my parents before. But now, my parents wouldn't let me, especially my dad.haha. I wish your brother good life with his girlfriend. ^_^