By kaitlyn is here - 27/04/2021 05:01
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If you're a grown adult with a paying job, I think it's reasonable that you take your turn and not assume they should still be paying for you every time. Repay the favour once in a while
"my parents took me out to eat". If parents didn't want to pay they shouldn't have taken OP or should have told OP beforehand. Wether OP has a paying job or not is irrelevant in this case.
Don't let them make a habit of expecting you to pay for THEIR things. You don't owe them for raising you. They were legally obligated to after they made you. It's fine for them to expect you to pay YOUR share for YOUR things, but you don't have a monetary obligation to them. I'm saying this because I can't tell you how many toxic family dynamics I've seen where the parents manipulate their children into bankrolling them, which in turn makes it incredibly difficult for the child/young adult to become independent and move on with life. If this is not your situation then I guess before you guys go out just always make sure they know you can pay for yourself but not them. Unless you want to spoil them on a special occasion of course.