I loaned my son thousands of dollars last year when he was out of work. Now he is spending lavishly, while we are struggling

I loaned my son thousands of dollars last year when he was out of work. Now he is spending lavishly, while we are struggling
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Last year, I loaned my adult son several thousand dollars while he was laid off during the pandemic. Your relationship with your son is already hurting. Your son is operating on the principle of Bob Mankoff’s famous New Yorker cartoon, featuring a man in an office on the phone, telling someone something that many of us have longed to tell people : “How about never — is never good for you?” In this case, never is not good enough.

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