Sorry to hear that. FWIW I think the same as others, where helping out is not the same as constantly throwing money at people. I'm guilty of giving too much help to my little brother, but at the same time he is paying back borrowed money and learnt from his mistakes. The help he is receiving following his accident is different, none of us want to be paid back for it.Sorry, yeh I guess I am defensive I have posted a few money threads lately asking for some advice on stuff and been told I am spoilt - it just p1sses me off a little.
eta: nothing to do with this thread though, but I just sick of the idea that adults have to fend for themselves, I find it a silly philosophy and i think it impacts on the emotional wellbeing of a family much more to have parents who work non stop and are never home then to have parents who are helpt our my their grandparent (from the childs perspective)