My mum is still giving my 40 year old brother money.

@jugsjugs (13038)
September 15, 2009 6:35pm CST
My brother moved back in with my mum and her boy friend about 2 years ago and ever since all see do is give him money for fuel as well as buy him what he wants as well as pay his bills while he do nothing apart from go to the gym.I am having to stay up late doing what ever i can to make money to pay for thing for my family as well as the husband working whilst watching him take the micky out of everyone working.
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@besthope44 (12141)
• India
3 Apr 10
Well, there is a limit where parents spend us and in turn, kids grow up and finally they give to parents and should never expect the parents to help them. This is really sorry to hear this. Probably you can advice him, so he can work on his responsibilities.
@KrauseHome (36767)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Personally this is not good at all, and if anyone should be concerned and worried it should be you and the rest of the family, and could lead to further problems down the road. Somehow someone needs to STEP IN and say something to your Mom and make her see the damages being done before it eventually leads to something worse as well.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I know that in families there are often many issues between members, please do not waste your energy on this situation, just leave it alone and and be thankful that you can take care of your self and your family. Any negative feelings or judgments you have will only contribute to family unrest. Blessings
@doormouse (4619)
16 Sep 09
i'm 32 and my mum still lends me money if i get into trouble,i don't like asking for it as i'm 32 and should be able to sort myself out by now,i only ask if my i'm in rent arrears and i do pay it back
@anna728 (1499)
• United States
16 Sep 09
Woooow. I hope my saying this doesn't bother you, but your brother is really loser. I am 19 and still in college so I don't support myself now, but I do go to school and have a job. I'm like half his age. I will be supporting myself when I'm out of school. My mom would never just let me bum off her like that. I mean, if I was truly in need of help, of course she would help me get back on my feet. But I couldn't just spend a couple years hanging around.
• United States
16 Sep 09
This does not sound good at all. Do not focus too much on your brother it'll just make you more bitter. It's something to be said for the child that has his own. It's gives you a sense of pride to know your handling your own and nobody can take that away from you!