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so basically she's trying to use you as her retirement plan. that's pretty shitty.
exactly! my parents are having a hard time, and I'm undrrage, so still living with them. I'm trying to get a book published, and offered to give them some of the money if I did. they outright refused, saying I'd be my money. I can't imagine it going the other way.
Well it seems she's forgetting that she was legally obligated to raise you until the age of 18, so you don't have to owe her anything for that.
#31- Based just off what I'm formulating about the mother from this short FML, a woman like that does NOT deserve anybody's moral obligation no matter her circumstance. The parents who "demand compensation" for their own poor decisions tend to have never been very good parents in the first place.
She can demand all she wants, tell her the more she keeps showing off that side of herself the less you respect her
I think I understood #32... Not sure though. Did you mean that OP could be "thankful" to her parents? If yes, then I agree. But I don't think that her mother demanding something would help... Or she is just kidding with OP and she took it serious enough to write a FML, we'll never know.
@32 just because she is the mother doesn't mean OP owes her a cent. It's one thing to be grateful for your mother that is if the mother was actually a good mother. We don't know OP's situation. It's one thing to maybe ask for a share of the money and it's another to ask for ALL of the money. Regardless the mother shouldn't be asking for any money just because "I raised you so you owe me."
#32- When I become wealthy (and I do plan to eventually), I would absolutely love to use some of my money as presents to pay for my parents to have nice vacations. But it sounds like you're saying OP either HAS to do that kind of thing or OP should be sharing a portion of their income with their mother- which would be the biggest hunk of bullshit I've heard today.
Hey, Scorpion Dude-- you are not understanding the point. The mom wanted something when she is the one who had, raised, and made this kid. If the child is over eighteen, they do not owe the mother anything. The mom is generally expected (and is supposed to) to love and care for the child. She is also forgetting that the book business, like any other business, has its flips and flops. The mom, whom I am now calling Glad, expects her child's book to go right through the roof, when it may just sit in the back of the bookstore, collecting dust. Glad also doesn't remember that NOT ALL BOOKS HAVE ROYALTIES. That is mainly in the product and patent business. So, in conclusion, people are NOT expected to just "demand" royalties from their child. In my opinion, parents don't need money from their kids unless: a) medical problems b) poverty c) old age d) surgeries about to happen they can't pay for