Mom Can’t Take Son’s Girlfriend’s Mental Health Excuses Anymore

A Mom shared her story online of having to crack down on her son’s girlfriend after she continuously used her mental health as an excuse not to do anything.

Mental Health Excuses

Makes A Generous Offer Mom (Original Poster or OP) explained that her son started dating his girlfriend three years ago, and at the end of 2021, the son’s girlfriend moved into their house.  She allowed it for the sake of her son’s mental health and feelings.

OP said her son cried for weeks because he thought she would move. OP decided to protect her son and his feelings and allowed her to move in. OP told them she expected rent payments and that the girlfriend would have to get a job.

For the first couple of months, it seemed like Amber was trying to get a job, but after that, she stopped caring. OP would ask her if she had rent, and she would say, “You know I don’t,” and shrugged it off.

After seven months, OP sat Amber down, reminded her of the agreement, and told her that she was on thin ice and that OP was tired of her not even attempting to hold up her end of the deal. The girlfriend said, “I understand where you’re coming from, but try to be sympathetic because I haven’t seen my parents in months, and I’m struggling to even get out of bed.”

OP said she did sympathize and even offered to get her to therapy. She said she would when she was “mentally ready,” which never happened. She kept making excuses that usually revolved around her parents. This month, OP’s water bill went up by $300.

OP said at this point, she was done with the whole thing. She didn’t think it was fair that she was paying an extra $700 and her son was struggling to pay rent for him and his girlfriend. OP told Amber again that she needed to get a job.

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