Very good advise. Thank you for this week's column. This couple just needs to stand strong and tell the parents that they will have to make do with what they have..
It does seem very strange to ask your children for a new home when you own one already. I do wonder if the son is wealthy due to a wonderful education the parents paid for, if if the parents are financially strapped to due to medical bills, etc. I wouldn't ask my children for money unless I was really struggling and they were financially well-off, but I can see a few instances where it would be good for the children to step in and help out without being asked.
They do make Tiny Houses, they will not like them but that is there problem.
That's typical of selfish and greedy people to try to get your money by telling you that YOU are selfish and greedy if you don't give it to them. It's tough to get people out of that way of looking at the world, but I agree that a firm "no way," leaving no room for doubt, is a way to start.
TO ME ITS A SHAME THAT THESE UNRESPONSIBLE PARENTS HAVE DONE ALREADY WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. BORROWING MONEY FROM THEIR KIDS AND EXPECTING SO MUCH FROM THEM. THAT ISNT RIGHT AT ALL. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE POOR SON HAS ENABLED THEM TO DO THAT AND THEY THE PARENTS USE SHAME AS POWER OVER THEM. ITS TIME MOM AND DAD TOOK RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN LIVES AND MISTAKES THEY MADE. THEY OBVIOUSLY MADE THEIR SON AND MAYBE OTHER KIDS SUFFER THROUGH THEIR SCHEMES IN LIFE. TIME TO GROW UP FOR THEM AND TO STOP LETTING THE PARENTS CONTROL THE SONS LIFE AND I BET MAKING THE WIFE'S LIFE MISERABLE WITH THEM ALWAYS AROUND. SHAME ON THEM.
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