Ask Amy: Troubled son keeps coming back for more
Dear Amy: My son has been in trouble with the law for the majority of his life. I have never turned my back on him and at one point even paid an attorney $20,000 to keep him from spending his life in jail.
This was a one-shot deal, and I told him that at the time.
About a month ago, he reached out to me to pay for his latest mess. I refused, telling him I was done helping him financially and he needed to solve it himself.
He has a great job that pays well.
His response was quick and vicious. I continue to be hurt and stunned by his remarks.
He ended the conversation by telling me not to show up at a planned family function, and then he hung up on me.
We haven’t spoken since.
I am so disappointed in him; primarily that he is still breaking the law and secondly for being an ungrateful brat.
I am tempted to remove him from my will and just move on – but this is my child.
I don’t know what to do.