I have a friend, she’s been a single mum for 30 odd years. Always living on Centrelink money. She’s on prescription medication for mental issues, has been a recreational drug user and an alcoholic.
Her daughter is nearly 40, married, 6 kids. Her and her partner are both on Centrelink, she is on prescription medication for depression, smokes pot and abuses alcohol. Her eldest is 20 and pregnant with her 2nd child, both her and partner are on Centrelink. The 2nd eldest is 19, still lives at home, gives his parents all his Centrelink money, smokes pot and abuses alcohol. The next 2 are at school. The youngest is in care, has been for 8 years since he was a baby, when all the kids were removed and taken into care.
My friends son is nearly 30, still lives at home also on Centrelink, sone of which I think is to be his mums carer. He’s on prescription medication for depression and anxiety, smokes pot and abuses alcohol. He’s never lived on his own, never worked, never had a girlfriend. His mum does everything for him, claiming he’s not ready to live alone. He abuses her, smashes the house up, plays the PlayStation all night and sleeps all day.
It’s a really sad situation for all involved and definitely one to add to the generational abuser file
Posted anonymously, 11th May 2016