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I am new here, but my life in constant chaos right now.  I am wondering if any of you are raising your grandchildren due to your son/daughter getting into huge trouble...or even more...did any of you choose NOT to raise your grandchildren?   It is a long story...complicated and emotional...and there is not a soul here who can relate even to one tiny percent of what I am going through...thanks in advance to anyone who shares with me.

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 27, 2009
    • My husband’s daughter and granddaughter live with us. She is unemployed, very lazy, has no ambition. If it wasn’t for the child, she’d be out of here. Not in trouble yet but the more we find out, the more we realize she’s on the verge.

      I know a woman who raised three grandchildren because her son was on drugs. If it wasn’t for her who knows where those little ones would be right now.

      It’s a very tough position to be in and very tough decisions to make. I wish you all the best. This is a very good place to get these things off your mind and get some kind and caring feedback. Welcome to you!




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      Foxfire5822 wrote Apr 28, 2009
    • nicole1968 ..Indeed I can relate to a great extent! 2 yrs ago this August my then 16 yr old daughter told me she was pregnant...I wasn’t by any means a mother who had her head in the sand, all the talks had been had.. I even had her on birth control..I mourned this situation,spent weeks with a lump in my throat and a tear ready to roll at any moment, as we considered the options...I lost 10 lbs (I wasn’t over weight to begin with) My co-workers thought I was dying. She did decide to keep the baby and is now finishing high school and taking some college courses. They both live with us and I know everyone viewing from the outside think things are great. But nearly every day continues to be a struggle for me. I even tried anti depressants but felt the cure far worse than the disease. I hang in there for our grandson, and with the hopes my daughter will mature and eventually be a full time mom. But I know the road ahead is looong....I sent you a friend request so if you want to talk in the non open forum send me a message!
      Carol




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      Jenni0811 wrote Apr 28, 2009
    • Mine’s a non-answer....no kids, so no problem here.

      BUT, I personally know women who are in full or in part raising their grandchildren. To do so or not, I believe is a personal decision and either way, not one which comes without much emotional upheaval.

      Best of luck to you & Welcome!
      We are here to listen estatic




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      Smiley1962 wrote Apr 28, 2009
    • My mother raised my niece (her grandddaughter from age 2 years).  She is now 23 years old.   It was tough for my parents, but thank god they were there to take care of her.  My niece thinks of my parents as her parents.  Good luck and hang in there.  Vent anytime you need to.  It will make you feel better.




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