My son is 24 and not working or living independently and we are getting a little desperate as to how to help him. M is highly gifted and extremely creative but he has no confidence and he is afraid to be in a situation where he cannot control the atmosphere. Obviously, pushing and yelling has not done the trick. My husband, the enforcer, had to move out of state for work. I opted to try to take a different tack with M and while our relationship has improved, he will not move forward without being pushed. My husband says I am not expecting enough but I also think he is coming to understand that being the rock pushing M against the hard place only sets him back.
Posted by HeidiRGW at 2022-03-23 22:48:58 UTC