Depressed Before Retirement
I am Asian with 2 children aged 23 and 22, a grandchild and one coming soon!
Currently working in Accounting Dept and one of my children is still in university.
I am very unhappy over the situation at home whereby my daughter in law feels that I snatched her baby away from her as my grandchild sticks to me a lot even though I only see her at night same timing as her mom.
She will tweet about not happy that her daughter always clings to me and is happy to see me instead of her. I have been treating her well, buying dinner for her nightly, washed all her clothings and she don't even have to do any single housework at home.
I worried about my son's financial situation as he just started working and does not earn much. I work to help out the family too.
Have been seeing a psychiatrist on my unhappiness.
Does any one out there facing the same problems as mine?
Wendy I have no experience to offer but this Adult Children page might help. There is one article on the bottom of the page from a retiree, but that's it.
Unfortunately, whether you continue to support the family without any thanks, or whether you say "enough is enough", she'll likely think its all about you (and not realize her faults in this). So sad... you deserve happiness too!
Adult children returning or living in the home hasn't been touched much on this site. I hope some retirees will add their experiences below and help you figure this out!
Best Wishes! Sending prayers your way!
Wendy's other site... because Aging Matters!