My daughter has always been highly emotional. She does everything with passion. Life, work, relationships, school. She also suffers from depression. So I’m worried. At the moment, she’s in a relationship with a young man, he seems to be a very nice young man. But he comes with baggage. His mum died at a young age so he was raised by his sad and his older sister stepped into the mother role. Which was great, he appreciates that and needed it. Trouble is, he’s 23 now and older sister is still in mother role, very overly controlling mother role. He was 22 before she let him have his keycard, he had to fight for it to. She collects his mail AND opens it AND reads it!!! He has to tell her what he earns so she San work out a budget for him. Any money he has left over he has to give to her for savings. If he wants to do anything (from camping, change jobs, see a movie, buy a car) he has to ask get first. She has been so in control of him for so long, she doesn’t know how to let go.
This is causing all sorts of drama for my daughter and placing so much stress on the relationship. She’s at breaking point! I worry her depression will take over and I’ll lose her :,(
Posted by mom81879, 6th September 2015