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Support thread for parents of offspring in their 20’s

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Dec 2020
7:40pm, 5 Dec 2020
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If that's the main reason to text me, I'll assume she's OK :)
Dec 2020
8:10am, 6 Dec 2020
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my 20 year old has arrived home from uni and looks like he has actually arrived from the 70s. there is a lot of hair.
2 Jan
3:26pm, 2 Jan 2021
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I am currently quite cross with my son (who is 25).
I sent him a message late on New Year's Eve, wishing him Happy New Year, plus other mum stuff, but didn't get a reply. Initially I thought maybe it's delayed due to network issues and everyone sending messages because he has never missed sending me a Happy New Year message before.

I still hadn't heard anything by yesterday afternoon and could see that he hadn't even read my message. I became a bit worried so I messaged his Dad and asked if Dan had been in touch. The reply came straight back and said Dan hadn't been in touch, but he was over in Bristol on NYE afternoon picking up two mates to bring back to his house so they could all get drunk and his mates stayed overnight!

Apart from that being totally against the Covid regulations in every way, they all risk passing the virus on to each other and those they come in contact with including my son's pregnant partner who was also breaking rules by being somewhere else overnight.

It also really upsets me that he is still not taking the current situation seriously, despite all I've said, and the way we have worked hard within the regulations so we could spend a few hours with them both on Christmas Day.

And on top of that, we have just bought the brand new house that they moved in to a week before Christmas, so they could have a good start to their life together as a family, and he didn't even think to wish us a Happy New Year.

I did finally get a reply from him this morning saying that he was 'very drunk on NYE but Happy New Year' with a laughing emoji.

I can't reply to him at the moment for fear of saying the wrong thing.

I needed to get all this out because I really don't know what to do, and I'm feeling pretty annoyed with him.
2 Jan
4:21pm, 2 Jan 2021
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I totally understand that, Trin. Hope it helped writing it down
2 Jan
6:40pm, 2 Jan 2021
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Trin, I sympathise so much. Ranting here helps just to get what you'd like to say out of your brain and heard by someone.
2 Jan
8:17pm, 2 Jan 2021
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Brexit and now Covid really are splitting families.
2 Jan
8:53pm, 2 Jan 2021
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And my mine can't afford to be split any further :-(
3 Jan
9:59am, 3 Jan 2021
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COVID has helped deepen the divides in my family, both in how people have reacted to the rules and their subsequent behaviour, and in how the lockdowns and inability to work have affected people mentally.

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