Thank you for sharing. A huge part of me felt the more I did for him the more I enabled him. It’s like pulling the tough love card, but a child should never have to parent the parent regardless of how old the child is. Even in my forties I wouldn’t do it now either. There’s a part of me that feels I’m able to form better relationships because of my not so good relationship with him. As with ever relationship I have in life. When it comes to an end I take what I’ve learned and move on.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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