By Anonymous - United States
Today, I turned 23. I had asked my mom for some things to decorate my new place. As I opened the box to reveal my gift, a mirror was inside. I liked the mirror. I did not like the note attached that said "Look inside the mirror to see who is now 100% financially responsible for themselves." FML
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  nateblake  |  0

Actually, according to my FAFSA for federal financial aid, while I was an undergraduate my parent's income determined how much capital I would receive from the federal/state levels. I'm 23 and I graduated with my BFA in past spring. Up to that point, my family was expected to contribute to my life.

What I'm trying to state:

You are one or multiple of the following
(A) An overachiever that is trying to snob her way in again with comments
(B) Your family is too rich and wouldn't help you with shit.
(C) You took easy classes.
(D) Your tuition, room/boarding, and fees are uber cheap.

  GeorgiaBea  |  28

Or third option, you graduated from college at 21, and moved out and got a job... I get that our generation is still living with their parents and putting off being an adult as long as possible but 23 is a bit excessive.

  americayay  |  0

Okay. Yes, this is a hard lesson to learn, but she's 23. I am and many of my friends are 100% financially self-sufficient at 21. I think 23 was pretty generous, and certainly not a "fuck my life" occassion.

  151Henry151  |  0

This whole FML is just stupid. Maybe if you interpret it right, the original poster might be saying "FML because I'm 23 and I'm not yet financially responsible for myself?" Get a fucking job. Loser.

  Sorrel  |  0

Yeah, you are 23, get over it. If it happened on my birthday I might have been a bit upset, but I was always told that I would have to buy my own shit once I got to be 16, and it was NOT any better to know. You are 23, and after 18 you shouldn't a: ask for anything on your birthday and b: have to plead for money from your parents. Are you going to cling onto your parents your entire life? Get a job.

  red_orchid  |  0

I would concur, but it sounds like they were expecting a birthday present not a handout - they're kind of different things. Generally, people get presents for others to let them know they're loved, regardless of financial independence.

  SammyS2012  |  21

Just because you're an "adult" now, doesn't mean your parents can't help you. It's not like you're not their offspring anymore, you're just a not a child.

I find it extremely harsh when parents completely kick a child out. From all of my scholarship money and job, I could support myself, but every now and then, my mom likes helping even if she doesn't have much to give just because I'm her kid and she loves me.

By  Yunie_fml  |  0

Ouch, that sucks. It's your birthday. She didn't have to be so bitchy about it. It's not like you were asking for furniture and stuff on any other day of the year.