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    There are probably some boundary issues the daughter will eventually deal with ... but I actually think its really sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chew the Mintie View Post
    I was about to agree with you girl x, but then I thought about how hard it can be if you marry someone who hasn't learnt to pay their own bills, budget, manage their life etc - so from that perspective I guess I think that as parents we need to teach our kids how to be able to thrive independently.... I guess we need to distinguish having a close relationship from having a.. coddling? relationship?
    I agree, but just because the mum does the things listed for her daughter, it doesn't mean the daughter is a) incapable of doing them herself, and b) unable to do other things like those you've mentioned. If she were incapable then yes, the mum probably does need to help her by stepping back a bit more.

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